blastomycete

blastomycete

[blas-tuh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]
noun
any yeastlike fungus of the genus Blastomyces, all members of which are pathogenic to humans and other animals.

Origin:
1895–1900; back formation from Neo-Latin Blastomycetes, plural of Blastomyces genus name; see blasto-, -mycetes

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blastomycete   (blās'tə-mī'sēt)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various yeastlike deuteromycetes of the class Blastomycetes that are pathogenic in humans and animals.
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