plural noun

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

Word History


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 13 Apr. 2024.

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