Hypoxylon

noun
Hy·pox·y·lon | \hīˈpäksəˌlän\

Definition of Hypoxylon 

: a genus of fungi (family Xylariaceae) having effuse to hemispherical stromata and including a species (H. pruinatum) that causes a canker of poplars — compare xylaria

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Hypoxylon

New Latin, from hypo- + -xylon

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Hypoxylon

Dictionary Entries near Hypoxylon

hypoxemia

hypoxia

Hypoxis

Hypoxylon

hypozeugma

hypozeuxis

hypozoic

Statistics for Hypoxylon

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Hypoxylon

What made you want to look up Hypoxylon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!