Labyrinthula

noun

Lab·​y·​rin·​thu·​la
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Jun. 2024.

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