plural noun

: a small order of lower fungi (subclass Oomycetes) that in general resemble members of the order Chytridiales but have anteriorly uniflagellate zoospores

Word History


New Latin, from Hyphochytrium genus of fungi (from hypho- + Greek chytrion small pot, cup, diminutive of chytris small pot, diminutive of chytra earthen pot) + -ales

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

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