[fahy-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]


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

Origin of phycomycete

1930–35; < New Latin Phycomycetes name of a class; see phyco-, -mycete
Related formsphy·co·my·ce·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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phycomycete in Medicine


[fī′kō-mīsēt′, -mī-sēt]


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