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myxameba

or myx路a路moe路ba

[ mik-suh-mee-buh ]
/ 藢m瑟k s蓹藞mi b蓹 /
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noun, plural myx路a路me路bas, myx路a路me路bae [mik-suh-mee-bee]. /藢m瑟k s蓹藞mi bi/.
the amebalike, usually nonflagellated, uninucleate haploid individual of a sporocarp that is released upon spore germination and feeds by engulfing bacteria and yeast: a typical stage in the life cycle of cellular slime molds.
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Origin of myxameba

First recorded in 1885鈥90; myx- + ameba
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