noun chy·trid·i·o·sis \kə̇ˌtridēˈōsə̇s\
variants: less commonly


Definition of chytridiosis



  1. :  a disease caused by a chytrid

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Origin and Etymology of chytridiosis

chytridiosis, Latinization of French chytridiose, from Chytridinées, vernacular form of New Latin Chytridina, order name (from Chytridium, genus name + -ina 1-ina) + French -ose -osis; chytridiose, borrowed from French — more at chytridiaceae French chytridiose appears to have been introduced by the mycologist Adolphe Prunet (1858-1933) in “Sur une Chytridinée parasite de la Vigne,” Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l’Académie des Sciences, tome 119 (juillet-décembre 1894), p. 574.

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