helminthosporium

noun hel·min·tho·spo·ri·um \-rēəm\

Definition of helminthosporium

  1. 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. 2 plural helminthosporia \-rēə\ or helminthosporiums :  any fungus of the genus Helminthosporium

helminthosporoid

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of helminthosporium

New Latin, from helminth- + -sporium


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