xylostroma

noun
xy·​lo·​stro·​ma | \ ¦zīlə¦strōmə \
plural xylostromata\ -​mətə \ also xylostromas

Definition of xylostroma

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

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Other Words from xylostroma

xylostromatoid \ -​məˌtȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for xylostroma

New Latin, from xyl- + stroma

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“Xylostroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylostroma. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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