plural noun

: an order of simple, aquatic fungi of the phylum Chytridiomycota

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Chytridium, genus name + -ales -ales

Note: Used, if not introduced, as a synonym of Chytridina by Ernst Haeckel in Systematische Phylogenie: Entwurf eines Natürlichen Systems der Organismen auf Grund ihrer Stammesgeschichte, 1. Theil (Berlin, 1894), p. 152.

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“Chytridiales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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