plural noun

: a large order of ascomycetous fungi (subclass Euascomycetes) that usually have hard dark perithecia with definite ostioles, that include many economically important plant parasites as well as large numbers of saprophytes, and that in recent classifications are often divided among several orders

Word History


New Latin, from Sphaeria + -ales

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“Sphaeriales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaeriales. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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