[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-] /ˌskɪz oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌskɪt soʊ-/
any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.
(formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
Schizomycetes Schiz·o·my·ce·tes (skĭz’ō-mī-sē’tēz)
A class of unicellular or noncellular organisms that lack chlorophyll, comprise all the bacteria, and are prokaryotes, although formerly classified as fungi. Also called fission fungi.
schizomycete schiz·o·my·cete (skĭz’ō-mī-sēt’)
A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
[skiz-oh-mahy-koh-sis, skit-soh-] /ˌskɪz oʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌskɪt soʊ-/ noun, Pathology. 1. any disease due to schizomycetes.
noun, Biology. 1. (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites. noun 1. a cell formed from a trophozoite during the asexual stage of the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite schizont schiz·ont (skĭz’ŏnt’, skĭt’sŏnt’) n. A sporozoan cell […]
schizonychia schiz·o·nych·i·a (skĭz’ə-nĭk’ē-ə) n. A condition marked by irregular splitting of the nails.
schizophasia schiz·o·pha·sia (skĭt’sə-fā’zhə, -zē-ə) n. The characteristic disordered speech of a schizophrenic person. Also called word salad.