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fusarium

Syllabification: fu·sar·i·um
Pronunciation: /fyo͝oˈzerēəm
 
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Definition of fusarium in English:

noun

1A mold of a large genus, many of which cause plant diseases, especially wilting.
Example sentences
  • The fusarium strain to blame is specific to basil; it's a little different from the fusariums that bother beans, tomatoes and other crops.
  • Although Panama disease is not economically important in the American tropics at the moment, strains of fusaria capable of infecting Cavendish varieties may reach the Americas in the foreseeable future.
  • Teleomorphs described for fusaria in 9 of 11 sections all belong to the Hypocreales either in Gibberella, Nectria, or Neocosmospora.
1.1Infestation with fusarium or related molds.
Example sentences
  • Anthracnose, fusarium, and gibberella have already been reported; charcoal rot will likely be observed soon.
  • Fertilizing bulbs too close to flowering time, when the bulbs can't metabolize the food, only encourages fusarium and other nasty things.
  • He also gets an occasional attack of fusarium on his greens which he has to treat with a fungicide.

Origin

early 20th century: modern Latin, from Latin fusus 'spindle'.

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