sclerotinia

noun
scle·​ro·​tin·​ia

Definition of sclerotinia

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

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Other Words from sclerotinia

sclerotinial \ ¦⸗⸗¦tinēəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for sclerotinia

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 26 Feb. 2021.

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