Arceuthobium

noun Ar·ceu·tho·bi·um \ ˌärsyəˈthōbēəm , ˌarˌsüˈ- \

Definition of Arceuthobium

: a genus of chiefly American plants (family Loranthaceae) parasitic on various conifers and having 4-angled branches, scalelike leaves, dioecious flowers, and fleshy stalked berries — see american mistletoe

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Origin and Etymology of arceuthobium

New Latin, from Greek arkeuthos juniper + New Latin -bium; from its parasitism on conifers; perhaps akin to Greek arkys net


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