Definition of plasmodiophorid in US English:

plasmodiophorid

noun

  • 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.

adjective

  • Of or belonging to the group of parasitic microorganisms comprising the plasmodiophorids.

Origin

1970s. From scientific Latin Plasmodiophora, genus name + -id.

Pronunciation

plasmodiophorid

/ˌplazməʊdʌɪˈɒfərɪd/