or myx·a·moe·ba

[ mik-suh-mee-buh ]

noun,plural myx·a·me·bas, myx·a·me·bae [mik-suh-mee-bee]. /ˌmɪk səˈmi bi/.
  1. 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.

Origin of myxameba

First recorded in 1885–90; myx- + ameba

Words Nearby myxameba Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023