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schizomycete schiz·o·my·cete (skĭz'ō-mī-sēt')
A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
Schizomycetes Schiz·o·my·ce·tes (skĭz'ō-mī-sē'tēz)
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.