Puc·​cin·​ia | \ ˌpəkˈsinēə \

Definition of Puccinia

: a very large genus (the type of the family Pucciniaceae) that is sometimes separated into four genera and consists of heteroecious parasitic fungi having 2-celled teliospores whose pedicels do not gelatinize and aecia with a pseudoperidium and including many forms that are destructive to various economic plants — see wheat rust

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Other Words from Puccinia

puccinoid \ -​ˌnȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Puccinia

New Latin, from Tommaso Puccini †1735 Italian anatomist + New Latin -ia

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“Puccinia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Puccinia. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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