ustilago

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

ustilago (plural ustilagos or ustilagoes)

  1. Any of the genus Ustilago of smut fungi parasitic on grasses.
    • 1859, The Farmer's Magazine, page 524:
      It was generally believed, before the experiments made by M. Kuhn, but without any foundation, and upon simple conjecture, that the seminules or spores of the ustilagoes and uredoes of the cereals penetrate by the radicles of the plant in order to arrive, creeping by degrees, to the leaves and seeds of those vegetables.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ustus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ustilāgō f (genitive ustilāginis); third declension

  1. A kind of wild thistle

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ustilāgō ustilāginēs
genitive ustilāginis ustilāginum
dative ustilāginī ustilāginibus
accusative ustilāginem ustilāginēs
ablative ustilāgine ustilāginibus
vocative ustilāgō ustilāginēs

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