Erysiphaceae

plural noun
Er·​y·​si·​pha·​ce·​ae | \ ˌerəsəˈfāsēˌē \

Definition of Erysiphaceae

: a family of fungi (order Erysiphales) comprising the powdery mildews, being parasitic mostly on leaves, and having delicate hyaline superficial mycelium and perithecia with one to several asci and distinctive appendages

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from Erysiphaceae

erysiphaceous \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦fāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Erysiphaceae

New Latin, from Erysiphe, type genus + -aceae

Learn More About Erysiphaceae

Dictionary Entries Near Erysiphaceae

erysipelas

Erysiphaceae

Erysiphales

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Erysiphaceae

Cite this Entry

“Erysiphaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erysiphaceae. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!