phycomycete

noun
phy·​co·​my·​cete | \ ˌfī-kō-ˈmī-ˌsēt How to pronounce phycomycete (audio) , -ˌmī-ˈsēt How to pronounce phycomycete (audio) \

Definition of phycomycete

: any of a large class (Phycomycetes) of lower fungi that are in many respects similar to algae and are now often assigned to subdivisions (such as Mastigomycotina and Zygomycota)

Other Words from phycomycete

phycomycetous \ ˌfī-​kō-​ˌmī-​ˈsē-​təs How to pronounce phycomycete (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of phycomycete

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phycomycete

ultimately from Greek phykos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus — more at myc-

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The first known use of phycomycete was in 1889

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“Phycomycete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phycomycete. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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phycomycete

noun
phy·​co·​my·​cete | \ ˌfī-kō-ˈmī-ˌsēt How to pronounce phycomycete (audio) , -ˌmī-ˈsēt How to pronounce phycomycete (audio) \

Medical Definition of phycomycete

: any fungus of two subdivisions of lower fungi (Mastigomycotina and Zygomycotina of the division Eumycota) that have a body ranging from an undifferentiated mass of protoplasm to a well-developed and much-branched coenocytic mycelium and that reproduce mainly asexually by the formation of conidia or sporangia but include forms reproducing by nearly every transitional method from simple conjugation to sexual reproduction by the union of egg and sperm

Other Words from phycomycete

phycomycetous \ -​ˌmī-​ˈsēt-​əs How to pronounce phycomycete (audio) \ adjective

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