Meaning of oomycete

o•o•my•cete

Pronunciation: (ō"u-mī'sēt, -mī-sēt'), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various algaelike fungi constituting the phylum Oomycota of the kingdom Fungi (or the class Oomycetes of the kingdom Plantae), characterized by the formation of oospores.
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