: 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

Word History


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 21 Apr. 2024.

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