phycomycetous

phycomycete

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

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

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

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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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