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schizomycete

[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-] /ˌskɪz oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌskɪt soʊ-/
noun
1.
any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin; see schizo-, -mycete
Related forms
schizomycetic, schizomycetous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for schizomycetes

schizomycete

/ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsiːt/
noun
1.
(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
Derived Forms
schizomycetic (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsɛtɪk), schizomycetous, adjective
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schizomycetes in Medicine

Schizomycetes Schiz·o·my·ce·tes (skĭz'ō-mī-sē'tēz)
n.
A class of unicellular or noncellular organisms that lack chlorophyll, comprise all the bacteria, and are prokaryotes, although formerly classified as fungi. Also called fission fungi.

schizomycete schiz·o·my·cete (skĭz'ō-mī-sēt')
n.
A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.

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