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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)
Any of various fungi of the phylum Fungi Imperfecti, including Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and other human pathogens.
imperfect fungus
See deuteromycete.


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