imperfect fungus


noun

a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti.

Nearby words

  1. imperf.,
  2. imperfect,
  3. imperfect competition,
  4. imperfect contrition,
  5. imperfect flower,
  6. imperfect stage,
  7. imperfectible,
  8. imperfection,
  9. imperfective,
  10. imperforate

Origin of imperfect fungus

First recorded in 1890–95

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Medicine definitions for imperfect fungus

imperfect fungus

[ĭm-pûrfĭkt]

n.

Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens.

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Science definitions for imperfect fungus

imperfect fungus

See deuteromycete.
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