A flower that lacks either stamens or carpels. Compare perfect flower. See also incomplete flower.
noun 1. a fungus for which only the asexual reproductive stage is known, as any fungus of the Fungi imperfecti. imperfect fungus im·per·fect fungus (ĭm-pûr’fĭkt) n. Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens. imperfect fungus See deuteromycete.
[im-per-fek-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tə bəl/ adjective 1. that cannot be perfected.
[im-per-fek-shuh n] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃən/ noun 1. an detail; flaw: a law full of imperfections. 2. the quality or condition of being . /ˌɪmpəˈfɛkʃən/ noun 1. the condition or quality of being imperfect 2. a fault or defect n. late 14c., from Old French imperfeccion (12c.) and directly from Late Latin imperfectionem (nominative imperfectio), from […]
[im-per-fek-tiv] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tɪv/ Grammar adjective 1. noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference. noun 2. the imperfective aspect. 3. a verb in this aspect. /ˌɪmpəˈfɛktɪv/ adjective 1. denoting an aspect of the verb in some languages, including English, […]