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imperfect stage



  1. a mycologic term used to describe the asexual life cycle phase of a fungus.
  2. in fungi, the state or stage at which only asexual spores such as conidia are formed; most such species are classified as Deuteromycetes (Fungi Imperfecti).

See: anamorph

Synonym(s): imperfect state

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