Gibberella

noun
Gib·​ber·​el·​la | \ ˌjibəˈrelə \

Definition of Gibberella

: a genus of fungi (family Nectriaceae) having bluish perithecia cespitose or scattered on or around the stroma and occurring especially on cereal grasses often in association with various abnormalities (as kernel scabs, foot rot, or seedling blight) — see ear rot, pokkah boeng

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History and Etymology for Gibberella

New Latin, diminutive of Latin gibber hump on the back

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“Gibberella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gibberella. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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