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[sir-uh s] /ˈsɪr əs/
noun, plural cirrhi
[sir-ahy] /ˈsɪr aɪ/ (Show IPA).
a mucus-bound ribbonlike mass of spores that is exuded from a fungus.
Origin of cirrhus
< New Latin, a pseudo-Greek form of Latin cirrus cirrus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Ark is also the name of a mare's-tail cloud, or cirrhus, when it forms a streak across the sky.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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