lower fungus

lower fungus
noun Date: 1900 a fungus with hyphae absent or rudimentary and nonseptate

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  • lower fungus — /loh euhr/, Mycol. any of various fungi that do not produce well organized fruiting bodies and primarily reproduce asexually, as the chytrids. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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  • higher fungus — noun : any of numerous fungi with hyphae well developed, septate, and usually at some stage of development interwoven into a compact tissue especially in the fruiting body (as in Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes and Fungi Imperfecti) compare lower… …   Useful english dictionary

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