Pilobolus

noun Pi·lob·o·lus \pīˈläbələs\

Definition of Pilobolus

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

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Origin and Etymology of pilobolus

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


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