Chytridiomycota

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plural noun Chy·trid·i·o·my·co·ta \kī-ˌtri-dē-ō-mī-ˈkō-tə, kə-\

Definition of Chytridiomycota

  1. :  a phylum of fungi comprising the chytrids

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Origin and Etymology of chytridiomycota

borrowed from New Latin, probably from Chytridiomycetes, class name proposed earlier (from Chytridium, genus name + -o- -o- + -mycetes -mycetes) + -ota -ota — more at chytridiaceae Probably introduced by the Swiss-born mycologist Josef Adolf von Arx in Pilzkunde (Lehre: J. Cramer, 1967), p. 15.


First Known Use: 1967


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