water mold

NOUN
  1. parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
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How To Use water mold In A Sentence

  • ‘Oomycota’ means ‘egg fungi,’ and refers to the large round oogonia, or structures containing the female gametes, as shown in this picture of the common ‘water mold’ Saprolegnia.
  • Some water molds are parasites on other organisms; they may grow on the scales or eggs of fish, or on amphibians.
  • Even multicellular chromists, like brown algae and water molds, produce flagellated zoospores of this type.
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