capitalized : a genus of imperfect fungi (order Moniliales) including a species (P. omnivorum) that causes cotton root rot and similar rots of various other plants
plural -s : any fungus of the genus Phymatotrichum

Word History


New Latin, from phymato- (from Latin phymat-, phyma) + -trichum (from Greek trich-, thrix hair)

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“Phymatotrichum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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