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imperfect stage

noun, Mycology
1.
a phase in the life cycle of certain fungi in which either no spores or asexual spores, as conidia, are produced.
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1890-1895
1890-95
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imperfect-stage in Medicine

imperfect stage n.
The asexual phase in the life cycle of a fungus.

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