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Meaning of phytophthora

phy•toph•tho•ra

Pronunciation: (fī-tof'thur-u), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a group of fungi of the genus Phytophthora, which cause a serious plant disease, esp. affecting apple and pear trees and potatoes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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