Phycomyces

noun Phy·co·my·ces \ˌfīkōˈmīˌsēz\

Definition of Phycomyces

  1. :  a genus of fungi (family Mucoraceae) forming a metallic mycelium with large, simple, stiffly erect, and often very tall sporangiophores

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Origin and Etymology of phycomyces

New Latin, from phyc- + -myces


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