from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ustilagineous fungi; the stinking smut, characterized by having the teleutospores simple, produced separately as outgrowths from the gelatinized mycelium, and when mature pulverulent. T. tritici is the well-known stinking smut of coreals. See smut, 3, and bunt, 1.

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  • n. a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae


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