Synchytrium

noun
Syn·​chyt·​ri·​um | \ sə̇nˈki‧trēəm, sə̇ŋˈk- \

Definition of Synchytrium

: a genus (the type of the family Synchytriaceae of the order Chytridiales) of simple parasitic fungi having no mycelium but a unicellular thallus that at maturity functions either as single resting sporangia or as a sorus of sporangia surrounded by a common membrane — see potato wart

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History and Etymology for Synchytrium

New Latin, from syn- + Greek chytrion small earthen pot, diminutive of chytra earthen pot

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“Synchytrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Synchytrium. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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