botrytis

[ boh-trahy-tis ]
/ boʊˈtraɪ tɪs /

noun

any imperfect fungus of the genus Botrytis, having the conidia in grapelike bunches: a major cause of plant disease.

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Origin of botrytis

<New Latin (1832) <Greek bótry(s) bunch of grapes + New Latin -(ī)tis-itis
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British Dictionary definitions for botrytis

botrytis
/ (bɒtˈraɪtɪs) /

noun

any of a group of fungi of the genus Botrytis, several of which cause plant diseases
winemaking a fungus of this genus, Botrytis cinerea, which causes noble rot
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