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[im-per-fek-tahy] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk taɪ/

plural noun
a class of fungi for which a sexually reproductive stage of the life cycle has not been found.

Fungi Imperfecti Fungi Im·per·fec·ti (ĭm’pər-fěk’tī)
A phylum of fungi that are without a sexual stage in their life cycle, reproducing only by asexual spores. Also called Deuteromycetes.


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