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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various pathogenic fungi of the genus Fusarium, chiefly inhabiting temperate climates and infecting both plants and animals. In humans, infection may cause inflammation of the cornea and external ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various fungi, of the genus Fusarium, that are pathogenic to plants and animals

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of hyphomycetous fungi, having more or less effused sporodochia and bearing mostly spindle-shaped or sickle-shaped light or bright colored conidia on branched conidiophores.

Etymologies

New Latin Fūsārium, genus name, possibly from Latin fūsus, spindle (from its shape).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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