a combining form meaning “mushroom, fungus,” taken as the singular of the plural taxonomic combining form -mycetes.
combining form
indicating a fungus: ascomycete

mycete my·cete (mī’sēt’)
A fungus.

-mycete suff.
Fungus: actinomycete.


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