Definition of Alternaria in English:

Alternaria

noun

  • A genus of hyphomycetous fungi which cause various plant diseases; (also alternaria) a fungus of this genus. Frequently attributive: designating a disease caused by such a fungus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. From scientific Latin Alternaria from classical Latin alternus + -āria; compare -a.

Pronunciation

Alternaria

/ˌɔːltəˈnɛːrɪə//ˌɒltəˈnɛːrɪə/