Pythiacystis

noun
Pyth·​i·​a·​cys·​tis | \ ˌpithēəˈsistə̇s \

Definition of Pythiacystis

in former classifications
: a genus of fungi (family Pythiaceae) comprising a single species (P. citrophthora) that causes brown rot of citrus fruits and gummosis of citrus and other fruits and is now usually included in Phytophthora

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History and Etymology for Pythiacystis

New Latin, from pythia- (from Pythium) + -cystis

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“Pythiacystis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythiacystis. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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