Definition of saprolegnia in English:


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


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


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

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