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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.

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Origin of phycomycete

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

OTHER WORDS FROM phycomycete

phy·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 forms of phycomycete

phycomycetous, adjective
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Medical definitions for phycomycete

phycomycete
[ fī′kō-mīsēt′, -mī-sēt ]

n.

Any of various fungi that resemble algae and that include certain molds and mildews.

Other words from phycomycete

phy′co•my•cetous adj.
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