Definition of saprolegnia in English:

saprolegnia

noun

  • [mass noun] An aquatic fungus which can attack the bodies of fish and other aquatic animals.

    • ‘If untreated, Saprolegnia will cause death by osmoregulatory failure.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from sapro- ‘of decay’ + Greek legnon border.

Pronunciation

saprolegnia

/ˌsaprə(ʊ)ˈlɛɡnɪə/