noun Sphac·e·lo·the·ca \ˌsfasəlōˈthēkə\

Definition of Sphacelotheca

  1. :  a genus of smut fungi bearing teliospores in globose masses that are surrounded by a pseudoparenchymatous layer of tissue

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Origin and Etymology of sphacelotheca

New Latin, from sphacelus + theca

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