fusarium

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noun fu·sar·i·um \fyü-ˈzer-ē-əm\

Definition of fusarium

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of fusarium

New Latin, from Latin fusus spindle


First Known Use: 1907


Medical Dictionary

fusarium

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noun fu·sar·i·um \fyü-ˈzer-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of fusarium

  1. 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)

  2. 2plural fusaria \-eə\play :  any fungus of the genus Fusarium


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