Definition of saprolegnia in English:

saprolegnia

noun

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

    Genus Saprolegnia, subdivision Mastigomycotina

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

saprolegnia

/ˌsaprə(ʊ)ˈlɛɡnɪə/