Aphanomyces

noun Aph·a·no·my·ces \ ˌafənōˈmīˌsēz \

Definition of Aphanomyces

:a genus of fungi (order Saprolegniales) characterized by slender zoosporangia with but one row of zoospores and occurring as parasites in algae and roots of higher plants

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Origin and Etymology of aphanomyces

New Latin, from aphan- + -myces


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