Schizosaccharomyces

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

Definition of Schizosaccharomyces

: 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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History and Etymology for Schizosaccharomyces

New Latin, from schiz- + Saccharomyces

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“Schizosaccharomyces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schizosaccharomyces. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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