Chytridiomycota

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

Definition of Chytridiomycota 

: a phylum of fungi comprising the chytrids

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First Known Use of Chytridiomycota

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chytridiomycota

borrowed from New Latin, probably from Chytridiomycetes, class name proposed earlier (from Chytridium, genus name + -o- -o- + -mycetes -mycetes) + -ota -ota

Note: OK Probably introduced by the Swiss-born mycologist Josef Adolf von Arx in Pilzkunde (Lehre: J. Cramer, 1967), p. 15.

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