noun phy·ma·tot·ri·chum \ˌfīməˈtä‧trə̇kəm\

Definition of phymatotrichum

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any fungus of the genus Phymatotrichum

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Origin and Etymology of phymatotrichum

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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