Definition of Entomophthora
1. Noun. Type genus of the Entomophthoraceae; fungi parasitic on insects.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Entomophthoraceae, Family Entomophthoraceae
Medical Definition of Entomophthora
1. A genus of fungi, subdivision zygomycotina and order entomorphthorales. They are primarily parasites of insects and spiders, but have been found to cause mycotic infections of the nose in man and horses. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entomophthora
Literary usage of Entomophthora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"... nuclei approach so as to form eight pairs, and the two nuclei of each pair then fuse: this fusion is repeated until at length The genus entomophthora, ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"He then describes the appearance of a gnat (Chironomus) attacked by the Empusa form of entomophthora rimosa, and incidentally alludes to E. con- glomerata ..."
3. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1906)
"FOB the past two years the writer has been engaged in a study of the cytology of certain species of Empusa and of entomophthora. One species of Empusa and ..."
4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"The conidia of Empusa are multinucleate and those of entomophthora uninucleate. The zygospores of entomophthora are formed by the fusion of multinucleate ..."
5. The Artificial Use of the Brown-tail Fungus in Massachusetts by Alden True Speare, Reginald Hunter Colley (1912)
"As it was thought that this species of entomophthora might be as effective in destroying the gypsy larvae as entomophthora ..."
6. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"entomophthora radicans commonly attacks caterpillars of the ... entomophthora and Empata. 1 A caterpillar of the Cabbage-white Butterfly attacked by ..."
7. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"fennica by an entomophthora. SAF 14375) Destruction of great numbers of larvae of agrotis New York microscopical club. [Proceedings] June 6. ..."