noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek phykos + mykēt-, mykēs fungus — more at myc- Date: circa 1900 any of a large class (Phycomycetes) of lower fungi that are in many respects similar to algae and are now often assigned to subdivisions (as Mastigomycotina and Zygomycota) • phycomycetous adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phycomycete — n. any of various fungi that are similar to algae (i.e. mold and mildew) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phycomycete — phy·co·my·cete …   English syllables

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  • phycomycetous — adjective see phycomycete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • phycomycetous — See phycomycete. * * * …   Universalium

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