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Zygomycetes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Zygomycetes class of fungi coextensive with subdivision Zygomycota
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zygomycetes A group of fungi characterized by the production of zygospores. It embraces the Mucorini, Entomophthoreæ, Chytridiaceæ, Ustilagineæ, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Zygomycetes zī-gō-mī-sē′tēz a group of fungi marked by the production of zygospores—the commonest type Mucor mucedo, the common white mould of dead organic matter, as horse-dung
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. zygon, a yoke, mykēs, mykētos, a mushroom.

Usage

In literature:

ENTOMOPHTHORINEAE, a curious family of Fungi, group Zygomycetes, all parasites on insects.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Blakeslee has lately made some very important observations of the Zygomycetes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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