Definition of Chlorochytrium
: a genus of unicellular green algae (family Endosphaeraceae) living within the tissues of red algae, mosses, and certain aquatic flowering plants (as the duckweed)
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Origin and Etymology of chlorochytrium
New Latin, from chlor- + -chytrium (from Greek chytrion cup, diminutive of chytra earthen pot)
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