Ustilago maydis
Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus {Ustilago}. {Ustilago segetum}, or {U. Carbo}, is the commonest kind; that of Indian corn is {Ustilago maydis}. [1913 Webster]

4. Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity. [1913 Webster]

He does not stand upon decency . . . but will talk smut, though a priest and his mother be in the room. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Smut mill}, a machine for cleansing grain from smut. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ustilago maydis — Ustilago maydis. См. головневые грибы. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Ustilago maydis — Maisbeulenbrand Maisbeulenbrand (Ustilago maydis) Systematik Klasse: Ustilaginomycetes …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ustilago maydis —   Huitlacoche …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ustilago maydis — Charbon du maïs Pour les articles homonymes, voir Charbon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ustilago maydis — noun a common smut attacking Indian corn causing greyish white swellings that rupture to expose a black spore mass • Syn: ↑boil smut • Hypernyms: ↑cornsmut, ↑corn smut • Member Holonyms: ↑Ustilago, ↑genus Ustilago …   Useful english dictionary

  • USTILAGO MAYDIS — УСТИЛЯГО МАЙДИС — Исходное растение. Ustilago Zeae (Becken). Пузырчатая головня кукурузы.Синонимы. Lucoperdon Zeae Becken, Ustilago Maydis DC.Сем. Ustilaginaceae Пыльноголовневые.Распространение. В СССР встречается повсеместно, где возделывается кукуруза Zea mays… …   Справочник по гомеопатии

  • Ustilago — Taxobox name = Ustilago image width = 270px image caption = Ustilago maydis (Corn smut) regnum = Fungi phylum = Basidiomycota classis = Ustilaginomycetes ordo = Ustilaginales genus = Ustilago genus authority = (Pers.) Roussel 1806 subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • Ustilago segetum — Smut Smut, n. [Akin to Sw. smuts, Dan. smuds, MHG. smuz, G. schmutz, D. smet a spot or stain, smoddig, smodsig, smodderig, dirty, smodderen to smut; and probably to E. smite. See {Smite}, v. t., and cf. {Smitt}, {Smutch}.] 1. Foul matter, like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ustilago — noun type genus of the Ustilaginaceae; genus comprising the loose smuts • Syn: ↑genus Ustilago • Hypernyms: ↑fungus genus • Member Meronyms: ↑loose smut, ↑boil smut, ↑Ustilago maydis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ustilago — A genus of smuts (order Ustilaginales). [L. a kind of thistle, fr. ustio, a burning] U. maydis a smut species that resembles ergot of rye in its metabolic action; its black spores on the ears of corn are dispersed by wind and can cause… …   Medical dictionary

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