Pythiacystis

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

Definition of Pythiacystis

in former classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pythiacystis

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


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