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phycomycete

[fahy-koh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet] /ˌfaɪ koʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit/
noun
1.
any of various fungi that resemble algae, as downy mildew.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < New Latin Phycomycetes name of a class; see phyco-, -mycete
Related forms
phycomycetous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phycomycetous

phycomycete

/ˌfaɪkəʊˈmaɪsiːt/
noun
1.
any of a primitive group of fungi, formerly included in the class Phycomycetes but now classified in different phyla: includes certain mildews and moulds
Derived Forms
phycomycetous, adjective
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phycomycetous in Medicine

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


phy'co·my·ce'tous adj.
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