Urophlyctis

noun Uro·phlyc·tis \ ˌyu̇rəˈfliktə̇s \

Definition of Urophlyctis

: a genus of lower fungi (order Blastocladiales) having a thallus made up of a series of top-shaped cells each with a crown of fingerlike haustoria and connected by slender hyphae — see crown wart

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Origin and Etymology of urophlyctis

New Latin, from 2ur- + Greek phlyktis blister, boil, from phlyein, phlyzein to boil over


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