as·​co·​my·​cete | \ ˌa-skō-ˈmī-ˌsēt How to pronounce ascomycete (audio) , -ˌmī-ˈsēt \

Definition of ascomycete

: any of a group (such as class Ascomycetes or subdivision Ascomycotina) of higher fungi (such as yeasts or molds) with septate hyphae and spores formed in asci

Other Words from ascomycete

ascomycetous \ ˌa-​skō-​ˌmī-​ˈsē-​təs How to pronounce ascomycetous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ascomycete

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ascomycete

ultimately from Greek askos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus; akin to Greek myxa mucus — more at mucus

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“Ascomycete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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as·​co·​my·​cete | \ ˌas-kō-ˈmī-sə-(ˌ)tē How to pronounce ascomycete (audio) , as-ˈkō-mi-ˌsēt How to pronounce ascomycete (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascomycete

: any of a group of higher fungi (as yeasts and molds) with spores formed in asci that are variously considered to form a class (Ascomycetes), a subdivision (Ascomycotina), or a division (Ascomycota)

Other Words from ascomycete

ascomycetous \ ˌas-​kō-​ˈmī-​sēt-​əs, ˌas-​(ˌ)kō-​mi-​ˈsēt-​əs How to pronounce ascomycetous (audio) \ adjective

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