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Definitions of Oidium

  1. A genus of minute fungi which form a floccose mass of filaments on decaying fruit, etc. Many forms once referred to this genus are now believed to be temporary conditions of fungi of other genera, among them the vine mildew (Oidium Tuckeri), which has caused much injury to grapes. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A genus of gymnosporous fungi, some species of which are parasitic in man. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  3. In bot., a parasitic fungus or mould, consisting of minute interlacing filaments, and covering a surface as if with a white down; a mould or mildew affecting the grape. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. The conidial stage of some of the mildews. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5. [Greek] The conidial stage of some of the mildews (bot.). na
  6. A genus of minute fungi which form a floccose mass of filaments on decaying fruit, etc. Many forms once referred to this genus are now believed to be temporary conditions of fungi of other genera, among them the vine mildew (O), which has caused much injury to grapes. dictgcide_fs
  7. [=o]-id'i-um, n. a genus of parasitic fungi, including the vine-mildew, &c. [Gr. [=o]on, an egg.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  8. [Latin] A form of fructification of Fungi consisting of chains of rounded cells (spores). O. albicans, the Saccharomyces albicans. O. lactis, in sour milk and butter and on bread and decayed fruits; forms dense undulating filaments from which ascend other filaments dividing immediately into rows of cylindrical spores. Ferments sugar and causes energetic decomposition of proteids. na
  9. A genus of the order Ascomycetes, with the preferable generic name of Endomyces. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  10. [Gr.] (Bot.) A gen. of nakedspored fungi, of which Oidium Tuckeri is that connected with the vine mildew. Oidium albicans grows on the mouth, fauces, and oesophagus of infants. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
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