Monoblepharidales

plural noun Mono·bleph·a·ri·da·les

Definition of Monoblepharidales

  1. :  an order of fungi (subclass Oomycetes) that are distinguished from related forms by possession of a large nonmotile egg which is fertilized by a small uniflagellate motile sperm

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Origin and Etymology of monoblepharidales

New Latin, from Monoblepharid-, Monoblepharis genus of fungi (from mon- + Greek blepharid-, blepharis eyelash) + -ales


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