fusarium

[ fyoo-zair-ee-uh m ]
/ fyuˈzɛər i əm /
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noun, plural fu·sar·i·a [fyoo-zair-ee-uh] /fyuˈzɛər i ə/.

any fungus of the genus Fusarium, occurring primarily in temperate regions and causing a variety of diseases in plants and animals, producing in humans a loss of fingernails and sometimes blindness.

Origin of fusarium

< New Latin (1832), equivalent to Latin fūs(us) spindle + -ārium -ary
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