Phycomycetes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Phycomycetes a large and probably unnatural group of fungi and funguslike organisms comprising the Mastigomycota (including the Oomycetes) and Zygomycota subdivisions of the division Eumycota; a category not used in all systems
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Phycomycetes (Bot) A large, important class of parasitic or saprophytic fungi, the algal or algalike fungi. The plant body ranges from an undifferentiated mass of protoplasm to a well-developed and much-branched mycelium. Reproduction is mainly sexual, by the formation of conidia or sporangia; but the group shows every form of transition from this method through simple conjugation to perfect sexual reproduction by egg and sperm in the higher forms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phycomycetes Same as Phycomyceteæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; Gr. seaweed + mycetes,

Usage

In literature:

The Mesomycetes connect the Phycomycetes with the Mycomycetes.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
They are principally Polyporei, Agaricini, Pezizae; none are known among the Phycomycetes, Uredineae or Ustilagineae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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