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blastomycete

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

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

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Origin of blastomycete

1895–1900; back formation from New Latin Blastomycetes, plural of Blastomyces genus name; see blasto-, -mycetes
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Scientific definitions for blastomycete

blastomycete
[ blăs′tə-mīsēt ]

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