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rhinosporidium

[rahy-noh-spaw-rid-ee-uh m, -spoh-] /ˌraɪ noʊ spɔˈrɪd i əm, -spoʊ-/
noun, plural rhinosporidia
[rahy-noh-spaw-rid-ee-uh, -spoh-] /ˌraɪ noʊ spɔˈrɪd i ə, -spoʊ-/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
any fungus of the genus Rhinosporidium, members of which produce vascular polyps in the nasal passages.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < New Latin; see rhino-, spore, -idium
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