Pythiaceae

plural noun
Pyth·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌpithēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Pythiaceae

: a family of fungi (order Peronosporales) having sporangia usually borne successively and singly at the tips of branching sporangiophores which differ little if any from assimilative hyphae — see phytophthora, pythium

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Other Words from Pythiaceae

pythiaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Pythiaceae

New Latin, from Pythium, type genus + -aceae

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“Pythiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythiaceae. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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