Definition of mycetes in English:

mycetes

noun

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

    Bacteria were formerly classified as fungi, under the name Schizomycetes, and members of the bacterial group Actinomycetes are still sometimes treated as fungi in non-specialist contexts.

Pronunciation

mycetes

/mʌɪˈsiːtiːz/ /ˈmʌɪsiːts/

Origin

Late 19th century. From post-classical Latin Mycetes from ancient Greek μύκητες, plural of μύκης mushroom, fungus.