cleistocarpn. the closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Eurysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration; -- called also cleistothecium.
Syn. -- cleistothecium.
Cleis*tog"a*mous(?) } a. [Gr. closed (fr. to shut) + ga`mos marriage.] (Bot.) Having, beside the usual flowers, other minute, closed flowers, without petals or with minute petals; -- said of certain species of plants which possess flowers of two or more kinds, the closed ones being so constituted as to insure self-fertilization. Darwin.
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