Deuteromycete Definition

do͝otə-rō-mīsēt
noun
Any of various fungi that reproduce only asexually, by means of conidia, or whose sexual stage has not yet been discovered. The deuteromycetes are no longer recognized as a valid taxonomic group.
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Origin of Deuteromycete

  • deutero– (from that fact that the deuteromycetes were originally considered an inferior or secondary group because they do not reproduce sexually) –mycete

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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