Chaetomium

noun
Chae·​to·​mi·​um | \ kēˈtōmēəm \

Definition of Chaetomium

: a genus (the type of the family Chaetomiaceae) of ascomycetous fungi that are characterized by long straight, curled, or branched hairs on the usually dull-colored perithecia especially on their upper surfaces and that include several fungi destructive to paper and other materials and to some plastics

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History and Etymology for Chaetomium

New Latin, from Greek chaitōma plume (from chaitē hair) + New Latin -ium

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“Chaetomium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chaetomium. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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