: a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Hypocreaceae) parasitic in insect larvae and ultimately converting the whole body into a sclerotium see aweto

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Late Greek kordylē club (from Greek, bump, swelling) + Latin -ceps (from caput head)

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“Cordyceps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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