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ascomycete

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noun as·co·my·cete \ˌas-kō-ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt\

Definition of ascomycete

  1. :  any of a group (as class Ascomycetes or subdivision Ascomycotina) of higher fungi (as yeasts or molds) with septate hyphae and spores formed in asci

as·co·my·ce·tousplay \-ˌmī-ˈsē-təs\ adjective


Origin of ascomycete

ultimately from Greek askos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus


First Known Use: 1872


Medical Dictionary

ascomycete

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noun as·co·my·cete \ˌas-kō-ˈmī-sə-(ˌ)tē, as-ˈkō-mi-ˌsēt\

Medical Definition of ascomycete

  1. :  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)

  2. as·co·my·ce·tous \ˌas-kō-ˈmī-sēt-əs, ˌas-(ˌ)kō-mi-ˈsēt-əs\play adjective




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