Cordyceps

noun
Cor·dy·ceps | \ ˈkȯ(r)də̇ˌseps \

Definition of Cordyceps 

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

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History and Etymology for Cordyceps

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

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