[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
Related formsschiz·o·my·ce·tic, schiz·o·my·ce·tous, adjective
From New Latin,
dating back to 1875–80;
see origin at schizo-
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Derived Formsschizomycetic (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsɛtɪk) or schizomycetous, adjective
(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
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schizomycetes in Medicine
A class of unicellular or noncellular organisms that lack chlorophyll, comprise all the bacteria, and are prokaryotes, although formerly classified as fungi.fission fungi
A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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