: 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

Word History


New Latin, from schiz- + Saccharomyces

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“Schizosaccharomyces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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