Taphrina

noun Ta·phri·na \taˈfrīnə, təˈf-, -rēnə\

Definition of Taphrina

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Taphrinaceae) of parasitic fungi that produce asci in a superficial hymenium having an indeterminate margin and cause leaf curling and malformations like blisters on various vascular plants — see leaf curl, plum pocket

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Origin and Etymology of taphrina

New Latin, from Greek taphrē trench, ditch (akin to Greek taphos tomb) + New Latin -ina — more at epitaph


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