plural noun

: an order of chiefly aquatic fungi (class Phycomycetes) having a well-developed mycelium, both sexual and asexual reproduction, biflagellate zoospores, and no periplasm in the oogonia and comprising the water molds see diplanetic

Word History


New Latin, from Saprolegnia + -ales

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“Saprolegniales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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