Definition of phycomycete in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfīkōˈmīˌsēt/ Pronunciation: /ˌfīkōmīˈsēt/


Any of the lower fungi, which typically form a nonseptate mycelium.
  • Subdivisions Mastigomycotina and Zygomycotina; formerly placed in a class Phycomycetes.
Example sentences
  • From one case they isolated many colonies of a phycomycete, Basidiobolus, not hitherto known to infect mammals.
  • Protein and RNA syntheses were examined during hyphal germ tube emergence from sporangiospores of a dimorphic phycomycete, Mucor racemosus.

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Syllabification: phy·co·my·cete

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