Stemphylium

noun

Stem·​phyl·​i·​um
stemˈfilēəm
in some classifications
: a genus that comprises imperfect fungi (order Moniliales) with dark greenish brown spores closely resembling those of Alternaria but borne singly rather than in chains and is often included in Alternaria or sometimes replaced by Macrosporium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek stemphylon olive pulp + New Latin -ium

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“Stemphylium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stemphylium. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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