monilia definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of Fungi Imperfecti, form of the household Moniliaceæ, having erect branched conidiophores bearing chains of conidia. M. fructigena and M. cinerea are recognized to be conidial conditions associated with discomycetous genus Sclerotinia. These are the destructive fruit-molds which attack the peach, plum, cherry, etc. See fruit- shape, peachblight, decay, and Sclerotinia.
    • some of the yeastlike imperfect fungi for the genus Monilia

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