Definition of phycomycete in English:


Syllabification: phy·co·my·cete
Pronunciation: /ˌfīkōˈmīˌsēt, ˌfīkōmīˈsēt


  • Any of the lower fungi, which typically form a nonseptate mycelium.
    • Subdivisions Mastigomycotina and Zygomycotina; formerly placed in a class Phycomycetes
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    • 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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