sclerotinia

noun

scle·​ro·​tin·​ia
1
capitalized : a large genus of ascomycetous fungi (order Helotiales) having apothecia that arise from a sclerotium and including various destructive plant pathogens see brown rot
2
plural -s : any fungus of the genus Sclerotinia
sclerotinia rots
sclerotinial
¦⸗⸗¦tinēəl
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from sclerotin- (irregular from sclerotium) + -ia

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“Sclerotinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerotinia. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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