Origin of ascomycete
ultimately from Greek askos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus
First Known Use: 1872
Medical Definition of ascomycete
: any of a group of higher fungi (as yeasts and molds) with spores formed in asci that are variously considered to form a class (Ascomycetes), a subdivision (Ascomycotina), or a division (Ascomycota)
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