1. sclerotium

noun. compact usually dark-colored mass of hardened mycelium constituting a vegetative food-storage body in various true fungi; detaches when mature and can give rise to new growth.

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2. Sclerotium

noun. form genus of sterile imperfect fungi; many form sclerotia; some cause sclerotium disease in plants.

Synonyms

  • genus Sclerotium
  • fungus genus
  • order Mycelia Sterilia

Sentences with sclerotium


1. Noun, singular or mass
White mold (Sclerotinia sclerotium) appears first as a water soaked spot on a leaf or stem, quickly followed by a white, cottony growth that can kill a plant in four to 10 days.

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