[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-]


any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.

Origin of schizomycete

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at schizo-, -mycete
Related formsschiz·o·my·ce·tic, schiz·o·my·ce·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
Derived Formsschizomycetic (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsɛtɪk) or schizomycetous, adjective
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schizomycete in Medicine




A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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