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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