nosema

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See also: Nosema

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nosema disease or directly from translingual Nosema (a taxonomic genus within the family Nosematidae),[1] from Latin nosema, from Ancient Greek νόσημᾰ (nósēma, disease, sickness, plague, affliction).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: no‧se‧ma

Noun[edit]

nosema (uncountable) (insect pathology, informal)

  1. Nosema disease:
    1. An infectious disease of adult honey bees caused by some microsporidian parasites of the genus Nosema.
      • 2007 February 22, Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Keeping Bees Among Us”, in New York Times[1]:
        There were problems in my dad’s day: ants, skunks, wax moths and a couple of deadly but well-known bee diseases, like foulbrood and nosema.
      • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:nosema.
    2. (possibly dated) Pébrine, a disease of silkworms, also caused by Nosema parasites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nosema, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek νόσημᾰ (nósēma, disease, sickness, plague, affliction).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nosēma n (genitive nosēmatis); third declension

  1. disease

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nosēma nosēmata
Genitive nosēmatis nosēmatum
Dative nosēmatī nosēmatibus
Accusative nosēma nosēmata
Ablative nosēmate nosēmatibus
Vocative nosēma nosēmata