Sclerospora

noun
Scle·​ros·​po·​ra

Definition of Sclerospora 

: a genus of downy mildews (family Peronosporaceae) parasitic on various grasses and having thick-walled resting spores that are united with the walls of the oogonia

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History and Etymology for Sclerospora

New Latin, from scler- + -spora

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