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A yeast of the family Saccharomycetaceae, including the saccharomyces.

sac′cha·ro·my·ce′tic (-mī-sē′tĭk), sac′cha·ro·my·ce′tous adj.
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According to recent findings, however, the pathogen belongs to the Saccharomycetes, an anamorphic, ascomycetous yeast that is the only presently known member of its genus.
Budding yeasts are true fungi of the phylum Ascomycota, class Saccharomycetes (also called Hemiascomycetes).