Labyrinthula

noun
Lab·​y·​rin·​thu·​la

Definition of Labyrinthula

: a genus of rhizopods parasitic in aquatic plants, the individuals forming pseudoplasmodia by anastomosis of filar pseudopodia but encysting independently and sometimes passing through transient flagellate stages — see labyrinthulales

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History and Etymology for Labyrinthula

New Latin, diminutive of Latin labyrinthus labyrinth

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“Labyrinthula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Labyrinthula. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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