Schizosaccharomyces

noun Schizo·saccharomyces \¦ski(ˌ)zō+\

Definition of Schizosaccharomyces

  1. :  a genus (coextensive with the family Schizosaccharomycetaceae of the order Endomycetales) of fungi comprising the fission yeasts and characterized by division of each cell into two daughter cells of similar size — compare budding yeast

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Origin and Etymology of schizosaccharomyces

New Latin, from schiz- + Saccharomyces


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