ar·chi·carp 'är-kē-.kärp n the female sex organ in ascomycetous fungi

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ar·chi·carp (ahrґkĭ-kahrp) 1. the group of cells, including the ascogonium, that give rise to the fruiting body of ascomycetous fungi. Cf. ascocarp. 2. archegonium.

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  • archicarp — [är′kəkärp΄] n. [ ARCHI + CARP] Bot. the female reproductive organ in an ascomycetous fungus, giving rise to spore sacs ( asci) after fertilization …   English World dictionary

  • archicarp — /ahr ki kahrp /, n. Bot. the female sex organ in various ascomycete fungi. [1885 90; ARCHI + CARP] * * * …   Universalium

  • archicarp — ar·chi·carp …   English syllables

  • archicarp — /ˈakikap/ (say ahkeekahp) noun the female sex organ in various ascomycetous fungi, commonly a multicellular coiled hypha differentiated into a terminal trichogyne and the ascogonium …   Australian English dictionary

  • archicarp — ˈärkēˌkärp noun ( s) Etymology: archi + carp : the female reproductive organ in ascomycetous fungi; specifically : one consisting of a carpogonium and a trichogyne * * * /ahr ki kahrp /, n. Bot. the female sex organ in various ascomycete fungi.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascogonium — The female cell in an ascomycete that is fertilized by the male cell. * * * as·co·go·ni·um .as kə gō nē əm n, pl nia nē ə the fertile basal often one celled portion of an archicarp broadly ARCHICARP * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • ascogonium — /æskəˈgoʊniəm/ (say askuh gohneeuhm) noun (plural ascogonia /æskəˈgoʊniə/ (say askuh gohneeuh)) (in certain ascomycetous fungi) 1. ) the female sexual organ; the archicarp. 2. ) the portion of the archicarp which receives the antheridial nuclei… …   Australian English dictionary

  • АРХИКАРП — англ.archicarp нем.Archicarp франц.archicarpe см. > …   Фитопатологический словарь-справочник

  • ascogonium — ascogonial, adj. /as keuh goh nee euhm/, n., pl. ascogonia / nee euh/. Mycol. 1. the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi. 2. the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts… …   Universalium

  • archi- — a prefix: 1. variant of arch . 2. Biology original or primitive , as in archicarp. {Latin, from Greek. See arch } …   Australian English dictionary