help~~~ some vocabs
bae at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Sep 8 13:19:12 EST 1997
In article <3413A749.740 at sprynet.com>, Shawn <sjean at compuserve.com> wrote:
>I'd appreciate it very much if someone can mail me about the meaning of
>below terms, as well as the meaning of the word roots:
>Thank you very much
The dictionary is your friend:
Type ? for help.
ba-sid-i-o-my-cete n. A fungus of the class Basidiomycetes, which includes
the mushrooms, puffballs, and other fungi that bear spores on a basidium.[
NLat. Basidiomycetes, class name: basidium+ Gk. mukes, fungus]-ba-sid'i-
ba-sid-i-um n., pl. -i-a A club-shaped cell characteristic of
basidiomycetous fungi on which sexual spores, usually four, are borne at
the tip.[NLat. <Lat. basis, base <Gk]-ba-sid'i-al adj.
as-co-my-cete n. Bot. Any of numerous fungi that produce spores in an
as-cus n., pl. as-ci Bot. A membranous sac in certain fungi, containing
ascospores.[NLat. <Gk. askos, bag]
com-men-sal-ism n. Biol. A relationship in which two or more organisms
live in close association and in which one may derive some benefit but in
which neither harms or is parasitic on the other.
com-men-sal adj. 1. Of or pertaining to those who customarily eat at the
same table. 2. Biol. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by
commensalism.-n. 1. A customary mealtime companion. 2. Biol. An organism
participating in a commensal relationship.[ME <Med. Lat. commensalis :
Lat. com-, together + Lat. mensa, table]-com-men'sal-ly adv.
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