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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