ascomycete


as·co·my·cete

noun \ˌas-kō-ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt\

Definition of ASCOMYCETE

:  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·tous \-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

as·co·my·cete

noun \ˌas-kō-ˈmī-sə-(ˌ)tē, as-ˈkō-mi-ˌsēt\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

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