Metarrhizium

noun
Met·​ar·​rhi·​zi·​um | \ ˌmetəˈrīzēəm \

Definition of Metarrhizium

: a genus of imperfect fungi (family Moniliaceae) closely related to Penicillium and of interest chiefly in biological control of various insects — see green muscardine

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History and Etymology for Metarrhizium

New Latin, from meta- + Greek rhizion small root, diminutive of rhiza root (herb)

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“Metarrhizium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Metarrhizium. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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