plural noun

: a family of fungi that have brightly colored fleshy or membranous ascocarps, include parasites of economic plants, and are usually included in Hypocreales but sometimes placed in Sphaeriales and then held to include the Nectriaceae

Word History


New Latin, from Hypocrea, type genus (from hypo- + Greek kreas flesh) + -aceae

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“Hypocreaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypocreaceae. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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