One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a group of eukaryotic microorganisms resembling acellular slime moulds, forming a plasmodial feeding stage and living mainly as intracellular parasites of plants, fungi, and algae.
Of or belonging to the group of parasitic microorganisms comprising the plasmodiophorids.
1970s. From scientific Latin Plasmodiophora, genus name + -id.
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