white fungus

variants: or white fungus disease

Definition of white fungus

1 : a disease of fishes caused by a fungus (Saprolegnia ferox) and characterized by a white coating of hyphae especially on peripheral parts (as fins)
2 : a disease of insects caused by a fungus of the genus Beauveria — compare calcino

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“White fungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20fungus. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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