Chlorochytrium

noun

Chlo·​ro·​chy·​tri·​um
ˈki-
: a genus of unicellular green algae (family Endosphaeraceae) living within the tissues of red algae, mosses, and certain aquatic flowering plants (as the duckweed)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from chlor- + -chytrium (from Greek chytrion cup, diminutive of chytra earthen pot)

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“Chlorochytrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chlorochytrium. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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