alphitomorphous

adjective
al·​phito·​mor·​phous | \ al¦fitə¦mȯfəs, ¦alfə(ˌ)tō¦- \

Definition of alphitomorphous

: resembling barley meal used of certain parasitic fungi

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First Known Use of alphitomorphous

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alphitomorphous

probably from French alphitomorphe, from Greek alphiton barley meal + French -morphe -morphous

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The first known use of alphitomorphous was circa 1879

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“Alphitomorphous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alphitomorphous. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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