fusarium

[fyoo-zair-ee-uhm]
noun, plural fusaria [fyoo-zair-ee-uh] .
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:
< Neo-Latin (1832), equivalent to Latin fūs(us) spindle + -ārium -ary

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