Venturia

noun Ven·tu·ria \ven‧ˈt(y)u̇rēə\

Definition of Venturia

  1. :  a genus of fungi (family Mycosphaerellaceae) having generally sunken dark-colored perithecia with a bristly apex and olive green unequally 2-celled ascospores — see apple scab, pear scab

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Origin and Etymology of venturia

New Latin, from A. Venturi, 19th century Italian botanist + New Latin -ia


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