plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Monoblepharidales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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