imperfect stage

noun Mycology.

a phase in the life cycle of certain fungi in which either no spores or asexual spores, as conidia, are produced.

Nearby words

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

Origin of imperfect stage

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for imperfect stage

imperfect stage


The asexual phase in the life cycle of a fungus.

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