Definition of nosema in English:


Syllabification: no·se·ma
Pronunciation: /nōˈsēmə


A spore-forming parasitic protozoan that chiefly affects insects.
  • Genus Nosema, phylum Microspora, kingdom Protista: several species, in particular N. apis, which causes infectious dysentery (nosema disease) in honeybees
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  • A midgut infected with nosema is off white and a little swollen and is less segmented in appearance.


modern Latin, from Greek nosēma 'disease'.

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