Colletotrichum

noun

Col·​le·​tot·​ri·​chum
ˌkäləˈtä‧trə̇kəm
: large and widely distributed form genus of imperfect fungi (family Melanconiaceae) having the conidia borne in erumpent acervuli surrounded by setae compare anthracnose

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from colleto- (from Greek kollētos glued, from kollan to glue) + -trichum (from Greek trich-, thrix hairs)

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“Colletotrichum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colletotrichum. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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