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cirrhus

[sir-uh s]
noun, plural cir·rhi [sir-ahy] /ˈsɪr aɪ/. Mycology.
  1. a mucus-bound ribbonlike mass of spores that is exuded from a fungus.
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Origin of cirrhus

< New Latin, a pseudo-Greek form of Latin cirrus cirrus
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Historical Examples of cirrhus

  • 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