Definition of phycomycete in US English:

phycomycete

noun

Botany
  • Any of the lower fungi, which typically form a nonseptate mycelium.

    Subdivisions Mastigomycotina and Zygomycotina; formerly placed in a class Phycomycetes

    • ‘Protein and RNA syntheses were examined during hyphal germ tube emergence from sporangiospores of a dimorphic phycomycete, Mucor racemosus.’
    • ‘From one case they isolated many colonies of a phycomycete, Basidiobolus, not hitherto known to infect mammals.’

Pronunciation

phycomycete

/ˌfīkōˈmīˌsēt/