Definition of discomycete in English:

discomycete

noun

Botany
  • Any of numerous ascomycete fungi constituting the (former) order or class Discomycetes, characterized by a fruiting surface that is well exposed at maturity.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London Journal Botany. From scientific Latin Discomycetes, former order name and (in later use) former class name from classical Latin disco- + scientific Latin -mycetes.

Pronunciation

discomycete

/ˌdɪskə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪsiːt/