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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Origin and Etymology of piricularia
New Latin, from Latin pirum pear + -iculum, diminutive suffix + New Latin -aria — more at pear
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