chytrid

[ kahy-trid, ki- ]

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

1
<New Latin Chytridiales, equivalent to Chytridi(um) the type genus (<Greek chytrídion, diminutive of chýtra pipkin) + -ales-ales

Words Nearby chytrid

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chytrid in a sentence