Pilobolus

noun
Pi·​lob·​o·​lus | \ pīˈläbələs \

Definition of Pilobolus

: a genus of saprophytic fungi (order Mucorales) notable for the forcible ejection of the entire ripe sporangium

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History and Etymology for Pilobolus

New Latin, from Greek pilos felt cap, ball + -bolos throwing (from ballein to throw) (hair), devil

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“Pilobolus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pilobolus. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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