imperfect fungus
noun Date: circa 1895 any of various fungi (order Fungi Imperfecti syn. Deuteromycetes) of which only the conidial stage is known

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • imperfect fungus — n. any of a subdivision (Deuteromycotina) of fungi for which no sexual stage of reproduction is known …   English World dictionary

  • imperfect fungus — noun : a fungus of which only the conidial stage is known : one of the Fungi Imperfecti * * * a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti. [1890 95] * * * imperfect fungus noun A fungus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • imperfect fungus — a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • imperfect fungus — im·per·fect fungus ( )im pər fikt n any of a large and heterogeneous group of fungi that lack a sexual stage or have an imperfectly known life cycle, that include many which are undoubtedly ascomycetes or more rarely basidiomycetes for which the… …   Medical dictionary

  • imperfect fungus — imper′fect fun′gus n. fng a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi Imperfecti • Etymology: 1890 …   From formal English to slang

  • Fungus — A single celled or multicellular organism. Fungi can be true pathogens (such as histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis) that cause infections in healthy persons or they can be opportunistic pathogens (such as aspergillosis, candidiasis, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • imperfect — I. adjective Etymology: alteration of Middle English imparfit, from Latin imperfectus, from in + perfectus perfect Date: 14th century 1. not perfect: as a. defective b. of a flower having stamens or pistils but not both c. lacking or not… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imperfect — im·per·fect (im purґfəkt) of a fungus, capable of reproducing only by means of conidia (asexual spores). Cf. perfect …   Medical dictionary

  • imperfect stage — noun : any of various conidial or asexual stages in the life history of a fungus * * * Mycol. a phase in the life cycle of certain fungi in which either no spores or asexual spores, as conidia, are produced. [1890 95] …   Useful english dictionary

  • imperfectfungus — imperfect fungus n. Any of various fungi of the order Fungi Imperfecti, which reproduce only by asexual means. * * * …   Universalium

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