Definition of fusarium
: any of a genus (Fusarium) of ascomycetous fungi having curved septate conidia which includes forms that are important agents of plant disease and others that produce mycotoxins implicated in human and animal disease; also : a plant disease (such as wilt or dry rot) caused by a fusarium
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To avoid fungal issues such as fusarium and verticillium wilt, don’t plant in the same area for 3 years, if possible.
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Origin and Etymology of fusarium
New Latin, from Latin fusus spindle
First Known Use: 1907See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of fusarium
1 capitalized : a genus of ascomycetous fungi (family Tuberculariaceae) including important plant pathogens, agents (as F. solani and F. oxysporum) of infectious conditions in humans and domestic animals, and mycotoxin-producing forms (as F. moniliforme and F. proliferaturm) that contaminate agricultural products (as grain)
2plural fusaria \-eə\play : any fungus of the genus Fusarium
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