Venturia

noun

Ven·​tu·​ria
ven‧ˈt(y)u̇rēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Venturia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venturia. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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