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Any of various fungi that resemble algae, including certain molds and mildews.
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(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
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phy•co•my•cete(ˌfaɪ koʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit)
any of various fungi that resemble algae, as downy mildew.
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