Definition of Dematiaceae
1. Noun. Family of imperfect mushrooms having dark-colored hyphae or conidia.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Family
Group relationships: Moniliales, Order Moniliales
Member holonyms: Cercospora, Genus Cercospora, Genus Ustilaginoidea, Ustilaginoidea
Medical Definition of Dematiaceae
1. A family of soil-inhabiting, brown or black melanin-producing fungi found in decaying vegetables, rotting wood, and forest carpets, and including several of the dark-coloured genera that cause chromoblastomycosis in man, such as Phialophora, Fonsecaea, and Cladosporium. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dematiaceae
Literary usage of Dematiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"They clearly belong to the Fungi Imperfecti, Dematiaceae, and in this family can only find kinship in that heterogeneous group the ..."
2. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"... and Dematiaceae entirely on the basis of mycelium color, yet this basis was not used in separating the ..."
3. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"The family Dematiaceae with fuscous or black floccose hy- phae is a large one ; while the spores are occasionally nearly or quite hyaline the hyphae are ..."
4. Bulletin by Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station (1914)
"... that Corda had described in 1839 two fungi belonging to and still retained in the family Dematiaceae to which he gave the generic name ..."