Schizomycetes

schizomycete

[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-]
noun
any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see schizo-, -mycete

schizomycetic, schizomycetous, adjective
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schizomycete (ˌskɪtsəʊmaɪˈsiːt)
 
n
(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
 
schizomycetic
 
adj
 
schizomy'cetous
 
adj

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

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.

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