hel·​min·​tho·​spo·​ri·​um | \ -rēəm \

Definition of helminthosporium

1 capitalized : a form genus of saprophytic or parasitic imperfect fungi (family Dematiaceae) having erect conidiophores and elongate, clavate or cylindric, several-septate spores — see barley stripe
2 plural helminthosporia\ -​rēə \ or helminthosporiums : any fungus of the genus Helminthosporium

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helminthosporoid \ (¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦spōrȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for helminthosporium

New Latin, from helminth- + -sporium

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“Helminthosporium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helminthosporium. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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