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imperfect fungus

noun

Definition of imperfect fungus

  1. :  any of various fungi (order Fungi Imperfecti syn. Deuteromycetes) of which only the conidial stage is known



Circa 1895

First Known Use of imperfect fungus

circa 1895


Medical Dictionary

imperfect fungus

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noun im·per·fect fungus \(ˈ)im-ˈpər-fikt-\

Medical Definition of imperfect fungus

  1. :  any of a large and heterogeneous group of fungi that lack a sexual stage or have an imperfectly known life cycle, that include many which are undoubtedly ascomycetes or more rarely basidiomycetes for which the perfect stage exists but has not been identified, and that are variously considered to comprise the division Deuteromycota, the subdivision Deuteromycotina, or the class Deuteromycetes—called also deuteromycete




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