noun Er·y·si·phe \ˌerəˈsī(ˌ)fē\

Definition of Erysiphe

  1. :  a genus of powdery mildews (family Erysiphaceae) having perithecia with several asci and with usually unbranched appendages resembling hyphae

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Origin and Etymology of erysiphe

New Latin, from Greek erysi- red + siphōn tube — more at erysipelas, siphon

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