capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Nectriaceae) of ascomycetous fungi that have bright-colored superficial perithecia see coral spot, european canker
plural -s : any fungus of the genus Nectria

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek nēktris female swimmer, from nēchein to swim

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“Nectria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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