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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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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