plural noun

: a family of ascomycetous fungi (order Sphaeriales) that is sometimes combined with Mycosphaerellaceae and that includes parasitic fungi which cause stem or leaf spot diseases or rots of economic plants

Word History


New Latin, from Pleospora + -aceae

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“Pleosporaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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