Metarrhizium

noun Met·ar·rhi·zi·um \ˌmetəˈrīzēəm\

Definition of Metarrhizium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of metarrhizium

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


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