Cephaleuros

noun
Ceph·​a·​leu·​ros | \ ˌsefəˈlu̇rəs \

Definition of Cephaleuros

: a genus of epiphytic and parasitic green algae (family Trentepohliaceae) that includes the causative organism of red rust

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History and Etymology for Cephaleuros

New Latin, from cephal- + Greek eurōs mold, mustiness; perhaps akin to Latin operire to cover

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“Cephaleuros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cephaleuros. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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