[fahy-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]
any of various fungi that resemble algae, as downy mildew.

1930–35; < Neo-Latin Phycomycetes name of a class; see phyco-, -mycete

phycomycetous, adjective Unabridged
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phycomycete (ˌfaɪkəʊˈmaɪsiːt)
any of a primitive group of fungi, formerly included in the class Phycomycetes but now classified in different phyla: includes certain mildews and moulds

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phycomycete phy·co·my·cete (fī'kō-mī'sēt', -mī-sēt')
Any of various fungi that resemble algae and that includes certain molds and mildews.

phy'co·my·ce'tous adj.
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Once recognized, the growth of an aquatic phycomycete on lesions is difficult to confuse with any other aquatic form.
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