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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