- any of various fungi that resemble algae, as downy mildew.
Origin of phycomycete
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Other terms appropriate to their development are employed to designate the spores of Uredine, Phycomycete, etc.
- any of a primitive group of fungi, formerly included in the class Phycomycetes but now classified in different phyla: includes certain mildews and moulds
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- Any of various fungi that resemble algae and that include certain molds and mildews.
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