imperfect fungi

imperfect fungus

noun
a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the fungi imperfecti.

Origin:
1890–95

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imperfect fungus im·per·fect fungus (ĭm-pûr'fĭkt)
n.
Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens.

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imperfect fungus  
See deuteromycete.
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