sclerotial
adjective see sclerotium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sclerotial — scle·ro·ti·al (sklə rōʹshē əl, shəl) adj. Of or relating to sclerotia or a sclerotium. * * * …   Universalium

  • sclerotial — adjective Of or pertaining to a sclerotium …   Wiktionary

  • sclerotial — scle·ro·tial sklə rō shəl adj of or relating to a sclerotium: bearing sclerotia …   Medical dictionary

  • sclerotial — scle·ro·tial …   English syllables

  • sclerotial — sklə̇ˈrōsh(ē)əl adjective Etymology: New Latin sclerotium + English al 1. : of or relating to a sclerotium : bearing sclerotia 2. [New Latin Sclerotium + English al] : of or relating to the form genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • sclerotium — sclerotial /skli roh sheuhl/, adj. /skli roh shee euhm/, n., pl. sclerotia / shee euh/. Mycol. a vegetative, resting food storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia. [1810 20; < NL; see SCLEROTIN, IUM] *… …   Universalium

  • ergot — /err geuht, got/, n. 1. Plant Pathol. a. a disease of rye and other cereal grasses, caused by a fungus of the genus Claviceps, esp. C. purpurea, which replaces the affected grain with a long, hard, blackish sclerotial body. b. the sclerotial body …   Universalium

  • Claviceps purpurea — Scientific classification Kingdom: Fungi …   Wikipedia

  • ergot — er•got [[t]ˈɜr gət, gɒt[/t]] n. 1) ppa a) a disease of rye and other cereal grasses, caused by a fungus of the genus Claviceps, esp. C. purpurea, which replaces the affected grain with a long, hard, blackish sclerotial body b) ppa the sclerotial… …   From formal English to slang

  • sclerotium — noun (plural sclerotia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek *sklērōtos Date: 1871 a compact mass of hardened mycelium stored with reserve food material that in some higher fungi becomes detached and remains dormant until a favorable opportunity for… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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