myxomycete

[ mik-soh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet ]
/ ˌmɪk soʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit /

noun

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

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Origin of myxomycete

1875–80; < New Latin Myxomycetes; see myxo-, -mycete
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British Dictionary definitions for myxomycete

myxomycete
/ (ˌmɪksəʊmaɪˈsiːt) /

noun

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 ]

A plasmodial slime mold. See under slime mold.
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