nectria

noun

nec·​tria
ˈnektrēə
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
plural -s : any fungus of the genus Nectria

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Nectria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nectria. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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