Capnodium

noun

Cap·​no·​di·​um
kapˈnōdēəm
: a genus of sooty molds that is the type of the family Capnodiaceae and includes some fungi that attack economic plants (as citrus, coffee, and olive)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kapnōdēs smoky, dark (from kapnos smoke) + New Latin -ium

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“Capnodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Capnodium. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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