Related to deuteromycete: Deuteromycota, Mitosporic fungi


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. Also called imperfect fungus.

[deutero- (from that fact that the deuteromycetes were originally considered an inferior or secondary group because they do not reproduce sexually) + -mycete.]

deu′ter·o·my·ce′tous adj.
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(ˌdu tə roʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌdyu-)

any fungus of the group Fungi Imperfecti.
[< New Latin Deuteromycetes]
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