Exobasidium

noun

Exo·​basidium
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: the type and chief genus of the family Exobasidiaceae comprising fungi parasitic especially on various heath plants on which they cause swollen thickenings resembling galls see false blossom

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from exo- + basidium

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“Exobasidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Exobasidium. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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