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Pronunciation: zi'go-mi-se'tez

Definition: A class of fungi characterized by sexual reproduction resulting in the formation of a zygospore, and asexual reproduction by means of nonmotile spores called sporangiospores or conidia.

Synonym(s): Phycomycetes

[zygo- + G. mykes (myket-), fungus]

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