Synchytrium

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

Definition of Synchytrium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of synchytrium

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


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