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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of fungi of the class Oömycetes, coextensive with the family Chytridiaceæ. Also Chytridieæ and Chytridineæ.

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  • n. simple aquatic fungi mostly saprophytic but some parasitic on higher plants or animals or fresh water fungi; sometimes placed in class Oomycetes


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