cirrhus

[ sir-uhs ]
/ ˈsɪr əs /

noun, plural cir·rhi [sir-ahy]. /ˈsɪr aɪ/. Mycology.

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 cirruscirrus
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Example sentences from the Web for 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