plural noun

: a very large family of imperfect fungi (order Sphaeropsidales) that include various important plant pathogens and are characterized by globose to spheroidal pycnidia with dark leathery or carbonaceous walls

Word History


New Latin, from Sphaeropsid-, Sphaeropsis, type genus + -aceae

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“Sphaeropsidaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaeropsidaceae. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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