• (n.) A small membranous bladder or tube in which are inclosed the seedlike reproductive particles or sporules of lichens and certain fungi.
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a saclike structure produced by fungi of the phylum Ascomycota (sac fungi) in which sexually produced spores (ascospores), usually four or eight in ... [1 related articles]
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ascus (s), asci (pl) A cell inside which spores (ascospores), usually eight, are formed in Ascomycetes.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: as′kŭs, as′ī Definitions: 1. The saclike cell of Ascomycetes in which ascospores develop following nuclear fusion and meiosis.
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Type: Abbreviation Definitions: 1. In the Bethesda system, acronym for atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, under cell.
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An ascus (plural asci; from Greek ἀσκός "skin bag") is the sexual spore-bearing cell produced in ascomycete fungi. On average, asci normally contain eight ascospores, produced by a meiotic cell division followed, in most species, by a mitotic cell division. However, asci in some genera or spe...
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the sac-like cell of the perfect state of an ascomycete, in which ascospores (usually 8) are produced. pl. asci.
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Abnormal cells from the outer walls of the cervix (the lower, narrow end of the uterus). Abnormal squamous cells (thin, flat cells that look like fish scales) are found in a low number of Pap smears (a procedure used to detect cervical cancer) and may indicate infection with the human papillomavirus...
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[bryozoa] The ascus is a diagnostic morphological feature of the bryozoan suborder Ascophora (hence the name of the suborder). It is a water-filled sac of frontal membrane opening (ascopore) at or near the zooid orifice. It functions as a hydrostatic system by allowing water into the space b...
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1) Reproductive structure
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