[ skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh- ]
/ ˌskɪz oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌskɪt soʊ- /
any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.
Related formsschiz·o·my·ce·tic, schiz·o·my·ce·tous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for schizomycete
Comparatively little was known of the life history of any Schizomycete.
We felt ourselves justified in recognizing the malarial ferment in the schizomycete bacillus.
British Dictionary definitions for schizomycete
/ (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsiːt) /
(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
Derived Formsschizomycetic (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsɛtɪk) or schizomycetous, adjective
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Medicine definitions for schizomycete
[ skĭz′ō-mī-sēt′ ]
A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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