phymatotrichum

noun

phy·​ma·​tot·​ri·​chum
ˌfīməˈtä‧trə̇kəm
1
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
2
plural -s : any fungus of the genus Phymatotrichum

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Phymatotrichum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phymatotrichum. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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