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schizomycete

[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-]
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noun
  1. any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.

Origin of schizomycete

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at schizo-, -mycete
Related formsschiz·o·my·ce·tic, schiz·o·my·ce·tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for schizomycetes

schizomycete

noun
  1. (formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
Derived Formsschizomycetic (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsɛtɪk) or schizomycetous, adjective
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schizomycetes in Medicine

Schizomycetes

([object Object])
n.
  1. A class of unicellular or noncellular organisms that lack chlorophyll, comprise all the bacteria, and are prokaryotes, although formerly classified as fungi.fission fungi

schizomycete

([object Object])
n.
  1. A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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