: fungus
used especially in taxonomic names of fungi and certain bacteria resembling fungi and in their corresponding vernacular names
Blastomycesstreptomyces

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, borrowed from Greek mykēt-, mýkēs "mushroom, fungus" — more at myc-

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“-myces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-myces. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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