Ustilaginaceae

plural noun Us·ti·lag·i·na·ce·ae \ˌəstəˌlajəˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Ustilaginaceae

  1. :  a large and economically important family of smut fungi (order Ustilaginales) that produce chlamydospores which germinate to form a several-celled promycelium either bearing terminal and lateral sporidia or forming an infection hypha

ustilaginaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ustilaginaceae

New Latin, from Ustilagin-, Ustilago, type genus + -aceae


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