Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a fungus belonging to the group Zygomycetes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology An organism of the phylum Zygomycota.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[zygo– (in reference to the formation of the zygospore) : –mycete.]

Examples

  • Pilobolus (crystallinus) is a phototropic zygomycete - a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures.

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  • Pilobolus (crystallinus) is a phototropic zygomycete - a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures.

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  • This is the first study utilizing ultra-high-speed video cameras to capture the events of spore discharge in ascomycete and zygomycete fungi.

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