Definition of Pyrenomycetes in English:

Pyrenomycetes

noun

Mycology
  • With singular concord: a former class of fungi (now called Sordariomycetes), constituting a subgroup of the Ascomycota characterized by having the asci enclosed in flask-shaped fruiting bodies (perithecia). Treated as plural (also pyrenomycetes): members of this class collectively.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Arthur Henfrey (d. 1859), botanist. From scientific Latin Pyrenomycetes from ancient Greek πυρήν fruit stone + post-classical Latin -o- + Mycetes.