• Definition for "phytophthora"
    • Any of many parasitic fungi, of this genus…
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  • Sentence for "phytophthora"
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phytophthora definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many parasitic fungi, of this genus Phytophthora, that can cause brown decompose in plants.
    • A genus of parasitic fungi closely allied into the genus Peronospora, from which it varies because of the spores becoming horizontal in the place of terminal.
    • destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
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