Definition of Phomopsis in English:

Phomopsis

noun

Mycology
  • A genus of plant-parasitic mitosporic (imperfect) fungi, members of which are anamorphic forms of the genus Diaporthe (family Valsaceae) and cause leaf spots, fruit rots, and stem cankers in susceptible hosts; (also phomopsis) a fungus of this genus; disease caused by such a fungus.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin Phomopsis, genus (originally subgenus) name from Phoma, genus name (E. Fries Systema mycologicum I. p. lii; irregularly from ancient Greek ϕωΐς blister (attested only in plural, ϕωΐδες; of uncertain origin) + scientific Latin -oma) + -opsis.

Pronunciation

Phomopsis

/fəˈmɒpsɪs/