Sphaerostilbe

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

Definition of Sphaerostilbe

: 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)


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