Ta·​phri·​na | \ taˈfrīnə, təˈf-, -rēnə \

Definition of Taphrina

: 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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History and Etymology for Taphrina

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

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“Taphrina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taphrina. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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