Definition of mycetes in English:

mycetes

noun

Biology
rare
  • Treated as plural. Originally: fungi and bacteria (considered as a division of the vegetable kingdom). Now: specifically fungi, especially microscopic pathogenic fungi.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Von Ziemssen's Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine. From post-classical Latin Mycetes (in K. P. J. Sprengel Systema Vegetabilium (ed. 16) IV. 376) from ancient Greek μύκητες, plural of μύκης mushroom, fungus.

Pronunciation

mycetes

/ˈmʌɪsiːts//mʌɪˈsiːtiːz/