chytrid

[kahy-trid, ki-]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. chymosin,
  2. chymotrypsin,
  3. chymotrypsinogen,
  4. chypre,
  5. chyron,
  6. chávez, cesar,
  7. châlons,
  8. châlons-en-champagne,
  9. chât.,
  10. château

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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