Definition of saprolegnia in English:

saprolegnia

Line breaks: sapro|leg¦nia
Pronunciation: /ˌsaprə(ʊ)ˈlɛgnɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • An aquatic fungus which can attack the bodies of fish and other aquatic animals.
    • Genus Saprolegnia, subdivision Mastigomycotina
    More example sentences
    • If untreated, Saprolegnia will cause death by osmoregulatory failure.

Origin

modern Latin, from sapro- 'of decay' + Greek legnon 'border'.

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