- an organism of the phylum Myxomycota (or, in some classifications, the class Myxomycetes), comprising the slime molds.
Origin of myxomycete
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for myxomycete
No myxomycete has hyph, nor indeed anything at all of the kind.
This peculiar species looks at first very little like a myxomycete.
He does not regard them as genuine asci, but as corresponding more to the peridium of the Gasteromycete and Myxomycete.
- a slime mould, esp a slime mould of the phylum Myxomycota (division Myxomycetes in traditional classifications)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A plasmodial slime mold. See under slime mold.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.