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Meaning of fusarium

fu•sar•i•um

Pronunciation: (fy-zâr'ē-um), [key]
— pl. -sar•i•a
  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.
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