phycomycete

[ fahy-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet ]
/ ˌfaɪ koʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit /
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noun

any of various fungi that resemble algae, as downy mildew.

Nearby words

  1. phycobiont,
  2. phycocyanin,
  3. phycoerythrin,
  4. phycological,
  5. phycology,
  6. phycomycosis,
  7. phyfe,
  8. phyfe, duncan,
  9. phyl-,
  10. phyla

Origin of phycomycete

1930–35; < New Latin Phycomycetes name of a class; see phyco-, -mycete

Related formsphy·co·my·ce·tous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for phycomycete

phycomycete

/ (ˌfaɪkəʊˈmaɪsiːt) /

noun

any of a primitive group of fungi, formerly included in the class Phycomycetes but now classified in different phyla: includes certain mildews and moulds
Derived Formsphycomycetous, adjective

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Medicine definitions for phycomycete

phycomycete

[ fī′kō-mīsēt′, -mī-sēt ]

n.

Any of various fungi that resemble algae and that include certain molds and mildews.
Related formsphy′co•my•cetous adj.


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