myxomycete

[ mik-soh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet ]

noun
  1. an organism of the phylum Myxomycota (or, in some classifications, the class Myxomycetes), comprising the slime molds.

Origin of myxomycete

1
1875–80; <New Latin Myxomycetes;see myxo-, -mycete

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British Dictionary definitions for myxomycete

myxomycete

/ (ˌmɪksəʊmaɪˈsiːt) /


noun
  1. a slime mould, esp a slime mould of the phylum Myxomycota (division Myxomycetes in traditional classifications)

Derived forms of myxomycete

  • myxomycetous, adjective

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Scientific definitions for myxomycete

myxomycete

[ mĭk′sō-mīsēt ]


  1. A plasmodial slime mold. See under slime mold.

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