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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phy·co·my·ce·tes n. pl.  Bot. A large, important class of parasitic or saprophytic fungi, the algal or algalike fungi.  The plant body ranges from an undifferentiated mass of protoplasm to a well-developed and much-branched mycelium.  Reproduction is mainly sexual, by the formation of conidia or sporangia; but the group shows every form of transition from this method through simple conjugation to perfect sexual reproduction by egg and sperm in the higher forms. -- Phy*co*my*ce*tous a.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a large and probably unnatural group of fungi and funguslike
          organisms comprising the Mastigomycota (including the
          Oomycetes) and Zygomycota subdivisions of the division
          Eumycota; a category not used in all systems [syn: Phycomycetes