noun Us·ti·lag·i·noi·dea \-ˈnȯidēə\

Definition of Ustilaginoidea

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ustilaginoidea

New Latin, from Ustilagin-, Ustilago + -oidea

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