white fungus

noun
variants: or

white fungus disease

Definition of white fungus

  1. 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. 2 :  a disease of insects caused by a fungus of the genus Beauveria — compare calcino

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