plural noun
Lep·​to·​mi·​ta·​les | \ ˌlep(ˌ)tōˌmīˈtā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Leptomitales

: an order of water molds (subclass Oomycetes) resembling the Saprolegniales but forming branching chains because of regular constrictions of the hyphae

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History and Etymology for Leptomitales

New Latin, from Leptomitus, genus of water molds (from Greek leptomitos of fine threads, from lepto- lept- + mitos thread) + -ales

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“Leptomitales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leptomitales. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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