Phyllosiphon

noun

Phyl·​lo·​siphon
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: a genus (the type of the family Phyllosiphonaceae of the order Siphonales) of filamentous green algae that live as intracellular parasites of plants of the family Araceae (as the jack-in-the-pulpit) and cause yellowing and discoloration of the leaves and stems

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from phyll- + Greek siphōn siphon, tube

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

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