rhinosporidium

rhinosporidium

[rahy-noh-spaw-rid-ee-uhm, -spoh-]
noun, plural rhinosporidia [rahy-noh-spaw-rid-ee-uh, -spoh-] . Mycology.
any fungus of the genus Rhinosporidium, members of which produce vascular polyps in the nasal passages.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin; see rhino-, spore, -idium

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