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imperfect fungus

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

First recorded in 1890–95
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imperfect fungus in Medicine

imperfect fungus

(ĭm-pûrfĭkt)
n.
  1. Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens.
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imperfect fungus in Science

imperfect fungus

  1. See deuteromycete.
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