Corticium

noun
Cor·​ti·​ci·​um | \kȯ(r)ˈtis(h)ēəm\

Definition of Corticium 

: 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 sense 1, pink disease , rhizoctonia

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History and Etymology for Corticium

New Latin, from Latin cortic-, cortex bark + New Latin -ium

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