capitalized : a genus of destructive root-parasitic fungi (family Pythiaceae) having filamentous sporangia, smooth-walled spherical oogonia, and stalked antheridia and including forms (as P. debaryanum) that cause damping-off
plural -s : any fungus of the genus Pythium
pythium root necrosis

Word History


New Latin, from Greek pythein to cause to rot + New Latin -ium

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“Pythium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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