Herpotrichia

noun

Her·​po·​trich·​ia
ˌhərpəˈtrikēə
: a genus of fungi (family Sphaeriaceae) having perithecia on a brown mycelial layer and including a form (Herpotrichia nigra) that is a parasite on conifers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek herpein to creep + New Latin -o- + -trichia

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“Herpotrichia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Herpotrichia. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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