Definition of nosema in English:

nosema

noun

  • A spore-forming parasitic protozoan that chiefly affects insects.

    Genus Nosema, phylum Microspora, kingdom Protista: several species, in particular N. apis, which causes infectious dysentery (nosema disease) in honeybees

    • ‘A midgut infected with nosema is off white and a little swollen and is less segmented in appearance.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek nosēma ‘disease’.

Pronunciation

nosema

/nəʊˈsiːmə/