Herpotrichia

noun Her·po·trich·ia \ ˌhərpəˈtrikēə \

Definition of Herpotrichia

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of herpotrichia

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


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