[ kahy-trid, ki- ]

  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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