Fusarium

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Fusarium

 [fu-sa´re-um]
a genus of fungi; some species are plant pathogens and some are opportunistic infectious agents of humans and other animals.
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Fusarium

(fyū-sā'rē-ŭm),
A genus of rapidly growing fungi producing characteristic sickle-shaped, multiseptate macroconidia that can be mistaken for those produced by some dermatophytes. Usually saprobic, a few species such as Fusarium oxysporum, Fusarium solani, and Fusarium moniliforme can produce corneal ulcers; some species may cause disseminated infection.
[L. fusus, spindle]
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fusarium

(fyo͞o-zâr′ē-əm)
n. pl. fusar·ia (-ē-ə)
Any of various pathogenic fungi of the genus Fusarium, chiefly inhabiting temperate climates and infecting both plants and animals. In humans, infection may cause inflammation of the cornea and external ear.
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Fu·sar·i·um

(fyū-sā'rē-ŭm)
A genus of rapidly growing fungi producing characteristic sickle-shaped, multiseptate macroconidia that can be mistaken for those produced by some dermatophytes. A few species can produce corneal ulcers; some are common colonizers of burned skin, and some may cause disseminated hyalohyphomycosis.
[L. fusus, spindle]
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