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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Medicine definitions for imperfect fungus
[ ĭm-pûr′fĭkt ]
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
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