Leptomitales

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

Definition of Leptomitales

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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