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fusarium

[fyoo-zair-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural fu·sar·i·a [fyoo-zair-ee-uh] /fyuˈzɛər i ə/.
  1. 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.
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Origin of fusarium

< New Latin (1832), equivalent to Latin fūs(us) spindle + -ārium -ary
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  • The vascular bundles of affected plants were browned as in Verticillium or Fusarium wilt and in some bacterial diseases.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943

    Various

  • Marglobe is a midseason variety, with large vine and foliage, resistant to fusarium and nailhead spot.

    The Tomato

    Paul Work

  • The infection in the Fusarium wilt appears to come entirely from the soil.