Endothia

noun

En·​doth·​ia
enˈdäthēə,
-dōth-
: a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Melogrammataceae) having ellipsoid 2-celled ascospores and including the fungus (E. parasitica) that causes chestnut blight

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek endothen within, from within (from endon within) + New Latin -ia; from the immersed perithecia

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“Endothia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Endothia. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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