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a former taxonomic class comprising the bacteria, consisting of unicellular organisms that commonly multiply by cell division.
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Schizomycetes(skĭz″ō-mī-sē′tēz) [″ + mykes, fungus]
An obsolete classification, formerly used to denote bacteria.
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schizomycetesa very outdated name for bacteria.
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