schizomycete

[ skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh- ]
/ ˌskɪz oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌskɪt soʊ- /
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noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for schizomycetes

schizomycete

/ (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsiːt) /

noun

(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 schizomycetes (1 of 2)

Schizomycetes

[ skĭz′ō-mī-sētēz ]

n.

A class of unicellular or noncellular organisms that lack chlorophyll, comprise all the bacteria, and are prokaryotes, although formerly classified as fungi.fission fungi

Medicine definitions for schizomycetes (2 of 2)

schizomycete

[ skĭz′ō-mī-sēt ]

n.

A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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