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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“Aphanomyces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aphanomyces. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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