Sphaerostilbe

noun Sphaero·stil·be \ˌsfirōˈstil(ˌ)bē, -fer-\

Definition of Sphaerostilbe

  1. :  a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Nectriaceae) characterized by red perithecia borne on slender stromatic stalks and 2-celled ascospores and including destructive root parasites especially of tropical plants

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Origin and Etymology of sphaerostilbe

New Latin, from sphaer- + -stilbe (from Greek stilbos glistening) — more at stilbum


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