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cleis•to•the•ci•um



Pronunciation: (klī"stu-thē'shē-um, -sē-um), [key]
n.,
pl. -ci•aPronunciation: (-shē-u, -sē-u). [key]

(in certain ascomycetous fungi) a closed, globose ascocarp from which the ascospores are released only by its rupture or decay. Also,clistothecium.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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