nectria

noun nec·tria \ˈnektrēə\

Definition of nectria

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Nectriaceae) of ascomycetous fungi that have bright-colored superficial perithecia — see coral spot, european canker

  2. 2 plural -s :  any fungus of the genus Nectria

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Origin and Etymology of nectria

New Latin, irregular from Greek nēktris female swimmer, from nēchein to swim — more at neso-


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