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a combining form meaning “mushroom, fungus,” taken as the singular of the plural taxonomic combining form -mycetes. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -mycete


combining form
indicating a fungus: ascomycete
Word Origin
from New Latin -mycetes, from Greek mukētes, plural of mukēs fungus
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-mycete in Medicine

-mycete suff.
Fungus: actinomycete.

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