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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New Latin, from aphan- + -myces

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