xylostroma

noun xy·lo·stro·ma \¦zīlə¦strōmə\

Definition of xylostroma

plural

xylostromata

\-mətə\ also

xylostromas

  1. :  the closely felted sterile mycelium of various wood-destroying fungi formerly believed to represent a distinct genus

xylostromatoid

\-məˌtȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of xylostroma

New Latin, from xyl- + stroma


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