Corticium

noun Cor·ti·ci·um \kȯ(r)ˈtis(h)ēəm\

Definition of Corticium

  1. :  a genus of basidiomycetous fungi (family Thelephoraceae) that are distinguished by a simple smooth-surfaced prostrate or resupinate sporophore and that include a number of forms parasitic on wood or on economic crops — see bottom rot 1, pink disease, rhizoctonia

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Origin and Etymology of corticium

New Latin, from Latin cortic-, cortex bark + New Latin -ium — more at cuirass


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