Piricularia

noun
Pi·​ric·​u·​lar·​ia | \ pə̇ˌrikyəˈla(a)rēə, ˌpirəkyüˈl- \

Definition of Piricularia

: a form genus of imperfect fungi (family Moniliaceae) characterized by simple or slightly branched conidiophores producing terminal two-septate to many-septate solitary hyaline pear-shaped spores and including one form (P. grisea) that causes a leaf spot of various grasses

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History and Etymology for Piricularia

New Latin, from Latin pirum pear + -iculum, diminutive suffix + New Latin -aria

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“Piricularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Piricularia. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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