Ustilaginoidea

noun
Us·​ti·​lag·​i·​noi·​dea | \ -ˈnȯidēə \

Definition of Ustilaginoidea

: a genus of imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae) forming conidia-bearing sclerotia which replace the grain in grasses and later produce ascigerous heads similar to those in Claviceps — see green smut

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History and Etymology for Ustilaginoidea

New Latin, from Ustilagin-, Ustilago + -oidea

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“Ustilaginoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ustilaginoidea. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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