Chalara

noun
Chal·​a·​ra | \ ˈkalərə \

Definition of Chalara

: a genus of imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae) that reproduce by terminally discharged endospores, one species (C. quercina) causing the destructive oak wilt disease

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History and Etymology for Chalara

New Latin, from feminine singular of Greek chalaros slack, loose, from chalan to loosen, relax; akin to Greek kichanein to attain, reach

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“Chalara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chalara. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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