Sphaerita

noun

Sphae·​ri·​ta
sfə̇ˈrītə,
-rētə
: a genus of amoeboid parasites of the cytoplasm of various algae and protozoans that are usually considered lower fungi and placed in the order Chytridiales

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from sphaer- + Latin -ita -ite

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“Sphaerita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerita. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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