[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-]
- any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.
Origin of schizomycete
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Examples from the Web for schizomycete
Comparatively little was known of the life history of any Schizomycete.
We felt ourselves justified in recognizing the malarial ferment in the schizomycete bacillus.
- (formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
- A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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