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noun
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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Medical 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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Scientific definitions for imperfect fungus

imperfect fungus

See deuteromycete.
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