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 (fī′kō-mī′sēt′, -mī-sēt′)
Any of various fungi that resemble algae, including certain molds and mildews.

[From New Latin Phȳcomycētēs, class name : phyco- + -mycete.]

phy′co·my·ce′tous adj.


(Botany) any of a primitive group of fungi, formerly included in the class Phycomycetes but now classified in different phyla: includes certain mildews and moulds
ˌphycomyˈcetous adj


(ˌfaɪ koʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit)

any of various fungi that resemble algae, as downy mildew.
[1930–35; < New Latin Phycomycetes name of a class; see phyco-, -mycete]
phy`co•my•ce′tous, adj.
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1) Seeber in 1900 described the organism as protozoa, Ashworth in 1923 described the life cycle of Rhinosporidium and thought it to be a phycomycete and named it Rhinosporidium seeberi.
Ultraestructural studies of the free zoospore of the rumen phycomycete Neocallimastix frontalis.
0 Basidiomycete Phycomycete fungal growth yeasts [NH.
Similarly, Blakeslea trispora, another Phycomycete and reputedly a very fastidious organism, remained viable and could be conserved under oil for 10 months; material that had been kept 12-16 months did not survive, however (Buell & Weston, 1947).