[ 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.

Origin of schizomycete

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at schizo-, -mycete

OTHER WORDS FROM schizomycete

schiz·o·my·ce·tic, schiz·o·my·ce·tous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for schizomycete

/ (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsiːt) /


(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria

Derived forms of schizomycete

schizomycetic (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsɛtɪk) or schizomycetous, adjective
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Medical definitions for schizomycete

[ skĭz′ō-mī-sēt ]


A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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