Piricularia

noun

Pi·​ric·​u·​lar·​ia
pə̇ˌrikyəˈla(a)rēə,
ˌpirəkyüˈl-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 1 Dec. 2022.

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