: 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

Word History


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

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“Corticium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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