Sorosporium

noun So·ro·spo·ri·um \ ˌsōrəˈspōrēəm \

Definition of Sorosporium

:a genus of smut fungi having teliospores united in more or less firm ball-like masses with the sori dusty at maturity and including several that cause head smuts in grasses

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Origin and Etymology of sorosporium

New Latin, from Greek sōros heap + New Latin -sporium


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