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water mold

Syllabification: wa·ter mold

Definition of water mold in English:

noun

Any of a group of fungi-like organisms that live in water or soil, many of which are parasitic on plants.
  • Phlya Chytridiomycota and Oomycota, kingdom Protista
Example sentences
  • Their greatest impact on humans, however, comes from the many species of water mold which are parasites on flowering plants.
  • Several superintendents dealt with the ‘water mold’ in stride after protecting their fairways, greens and tees with a fungicide preventative, but others were forced to pay for their gamble with Mother Nature.
  • The brown ‘algae’ are members of the kingdom-level taxon Chromista, which also includes diatoms, water molds, and coccolithophorids.

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