Helminthosporium

[ hĕl-mĭn′thō-spôrē-əm ]

n.

A genus of rapidly growing, saprobic fungi that are common laboratory contaminants.
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Examples from the Web for helminthosporium

  • Species of Helminthosporium, Cladosporium, and Macrosporium seem to be as common in tropical as temperate climes.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • The spores of some species of Helminthosporium are large and multiseptate, calling to mind the spores of the Melanconiei.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke