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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pythium(noun)

    any fungus of the genus Pythium


  1. Pythium

    Pythium is a genus of parasitic oomycete. They are commonly called water moulds. Most species are plant parasites, but Pythium insidiosum is an important pathogen of animals. Because this group of organisms were once classified as fungi, they are sometimes still treated as such.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pythium

    A genus of destructive root-parasitic algae in the family Pythiaceae, order Peronosporales, commonly found in cultivated soils all over the world. Differentiation of zoospores takes place in a vesicle.


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