rhinosporidium

[ rahy-noh-spaw-rid-ee-uhm, -spoh- ]
/ ˌraɪ noʊ spɔˈrɪd i əm, -spoʊ- /

noun, plural rhi·no·spo·rid·i·a [rahy-noh-spaw-rid-ee-uh, -spoh-]. /ˌraɪ noʊ spɔˈrɪd i ə, -spoʊ-/. Mycology.

any fungus of the genus Rhinosporidium, members of which produce vascular polyps in the nasal passages.

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Origin of rhinosporidium

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at rhino-, spore, -idium
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