water mold


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water mold

n.

wa′ter mold`



n.
any of various aquatic fungi of the phylum Oomycota, free-living or parasitic in fish and other aquatic organisms.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water mold - parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
genus Saprolegnia, Saprolegnia - aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
mould, mold - a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
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Washington, September 10 (ANI): An international team of scientists has decoded the full genetic sequence, or genome, of Phytophthora infestans, which is a water mold that causes the serious potato disease known as late blight or potato blight.