Origin of -mycetes
Words nearby -mycetes
WORDS THAT USE -MYCETES
What does -mycetes mean?
What are variants of -mycetes?
When indicating a singular, -mycetes becomes -mycete, as in myxomycete. A similar combining form used like a prefix is myceto-. Want to learn more? Check out our Words That Use entries for both -mycete and myceto-.
Examples of -mycetes
One example of a scientific term that features the form -mycetes is Zygomycetes, “a subclass of fungi characterized by sexual reproduction resulting in the formation of a large spore formed by union of similar gametes.”
The form zygo- literally means “yoked” and is used to indicate a pair or a union. The -mycetes portion of the word means “fungi,” and Zygomycetes therefore literally translates to “yoked (paired) fungi.”
What are some words that use the combining form -mycetes?
- Phycomycetes (using the equivalent form of -mycetes in Latin)
What are some other forms that -mycetes may be commonly confused with?
How to use -mycetes in a sentence
The extensive class of the fungi (or mycetes) resembles a part of the bacteria in regard to metabolism.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
In Mycetes the mandible is very large, its ascending portions being specially developed.
In Mycetes the basi-hyal is enormously large, forming a somewhat globular thin-walled capsule.
Some are entirely black, others brownish-black, while the Mycetes ursinus is of a shiny yellow.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
Ascomycetes is from two Greek words: ascos, a sack; mycetes, a fungus or mushroom.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard