Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various usually aquatic and often parasitic or saprophytic fungi in the division Chytridiomycota, having flagellated gametes. The parasitic chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is thought to be responsible for a worldwide decline in amphibian populations.

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  • noun Any fungus of the division Chytridiomycota.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Chytridium, type genus of the division, from Greek khutridion, little pot (the genus being so called after the potlike structure containing the unreleased spores of the fungi), diminutive of khutris, khutrid-, pot, diminutive of khutrā, pot; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek χυτρίδιον (khutridion, "little pot").

Examples

  • Frogs are in the fight of their lives against an aquatic fungus called chytrid, which infects the skin of these historically tough, resilient creatures.

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  • Frogs are in the fight of their lives against an aquatic fungus called chytrid, which infects the skin of these historically tough, resilient creatures.

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  • Frogs are in the fight of their lives against an aquatic fungus called chytrid, which infects the skin of these historically tough, resilient creatures.

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  • Frogs are in the fight of their lives against an aquatic fungus called chytrid, which infects the skin of these historically tough, resilient creatures.

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  • Frogs are in the fight of their lives against an aquatic fungus called chytrid, which infects the skin of these historically tough, resilient creatures.

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  • In addition to climate change and habitat loss, a deadly skin fungus called chytrid that has killed many amphibians around the world has been found in Britain.

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  • In addition to climate change and habitat loss, a deadly skin fungus called chytrid that has killed many amphibians around the world has been found in Britain.

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  • Peace Corps Online writes "In the 1980s a deadly fungus called chytrid appeared in Central America and began moving through mountain streams, killing as many as 8 out of 10 frogs and extinguishing some species entirely.

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  • The global frog trade is also reportedly causing the "spread of a fungus called chytrid, which kills frogs in droves along with other amphibious populations." discovered in Southeast Asia in the past year, but they are threatened by "habitat loss, deforestation, climate change and overdevelopment," according to the World Wildlife Fund.

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  • Vredenburg and three other researchers have just finished two studies on the frog disease, called chytrid fungus, based on years of work in Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon.

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