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chytrid

[kahy-trid, ki-]
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noun
  1. any of the simple, algaelike fungi constituting the class Chytridiomycetes, order Chytridiales, of aquatic and soil environments, having flagellated zoospores and little or no mycelium.

Origin of chytrid

< New Latin Chytridiales, equivalent to Chytridi(um) the type genus (< Greek chytrídion, diminutive of chýtra pipkin) + -ales -ales
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