fusarium

noun fu·sar·i·um \ fyü-ˈzer-ē-əm \

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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Origin and Etymology of fusarium

New Latin, from Latin fusus spindle


Medical Dictionary

fusarium

noun fu·sar·i·um \ fyü-ˈzer-ē-əm \

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)
2 plural -ia play \-eə\ : any fungus of the genus Fusarium

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