[ blas-tuh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet ]
/ ˌblæs təˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit /


any yeastlike fungus of the genus Blastomyces, all members of which are pathogenic to humans and other animals.

Nearby words

  1. blastodisk,
  2. blastoff,
  3. blastogenesis,
  4. blastoma,
  5. blastomere,
  6. blastomycosis,
  7. blastopor,
  8. blastopore,
  9. blastosphere,
  10. blastospore

Origin of blastomycete

1895–1900; back formation from New Latin Blastomycetes, plural of Blastomyces genus name; see blasto-, -mycetes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for blastomycete


[ blăs′tə-mīsēt ]

Any of various yeastlike deuteromycetes of the class Blastomycetes that are pathogenic in humans and animals.
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