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Any of numerous fungi of the division Zygomycota, characterized by a sexual phase of the life cycle during which specialized hyphae fuse to form a zygospore, and including various food molds.
zy′go·my·ce′tous (-sē′təs) adj.
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(Botany) any filamentous fungus of the phylum Zygomycota (or Zygomycetes), which reproduces sexually by means of zygospores, including the bread mould
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zy•go•my•cete(ˌzaɪ gəˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌzɪg ə-)
any of a wide variety of common fungi constituting the phylum Zygomycota, of the kingdom Fungi, in which sexual reproduction is by the formation of zygospores.
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