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

Definition of Piricularia

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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