Adjective "fusarium" definition and examples

(Fusarium may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fjʊˈzɛːrɪəm/

Definitions and examples

noun

A mould of a large genus which includes a number that cause plant diseases, especially wilting.
  1. 'While developing molecular markers for fusaria, O'Donnell uncovered clues that threats of scab could be lurking in some unlikely places.'
  2. 'The fusarium strain to blame is specific to basil; it's a little different from the fusariums that bother beans, tomatoes and other crops.'
  3. 'Fertilizing bulbs too close to flowering time, when the bulbs can't metabolize the food, only encourages fusarium and other nasty things.'
  4. 'He also gets an occasional attack of fusarium on his greens which he has to treat with a fungicide.'
  5. 'Wheat, for instance, is grading at one and two, with the lower grade due to fusarium, Reid said.'

More definitions

1. any fungus of the genus Fusarium, occurring primarily in temperate regions and causing a variety of diseases in plants and animals, producing in humans a loss of fingernails and sometimes blindness.

More examples(as adjective)

"blights can be fusarium."

"problems can be fusarium."

"damages can be fusarium."

"wheats can be fusarium."

"outbreaks can be fusarium."

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Origin

Early 20th century: modern Latin, from Latin fusus ‘spindle’.