- a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti.
Origin of imperfect fungus
First recorded in 1890–95
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- Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens.
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- See deuteromycete.
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