from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of Fungi Imperfecti, of the family Dematiaceæ, having simple or sparingly branched conidiophores and manyseptate muriform dark-brown spores. About 16 species have been described. M. adustum causes bulb-scab of Iris, and M. abrodens is said to cause a blight of wheat. See bulbscab and wheat- blight.


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