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, pl.


(per'i-thē'sē-ŭm, -sē-ă),
In fungi, a flask-shaped ascocarp, one of the many shapes of structures that bear asci and ascospores; useful as an aid in identifying a fungus.
[peri- + G. thēkē, flask]


(pĕr′ə-thē′shē-əm, -sē-əm)
n. pl. perithe·cia (-shē-ə, -sē-ə)
A small flask-shaped fruiting body in certain ascomycetous fungi that contains the ascospores.

per′i·the′ci·al (-shē-əl, -sē-əl) adj.


a type of fruiting body found in fungi of the ASCOMYCOTA, containing numerous asci (see ASCUS).
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In case of perithecial development (Table II), traces of perithecia were observed in response to maltose in the case of S1, S2, S3, Sw92.
Besides having a very different perithecial neck and tip, the last-named three species also differ from L.