Definition of saprolegnia in English:

saprolegnia

noun

  • An aquatic fungus that 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

/ˌsaprōˈleɡnēə/