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

Origin of myxomycete

1875–80; < New Latin Myxomycetes; see myxo-, -mycete Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for myxomycete


  1. a slime mould, esp a slime mould of the phylum Myxomycota (division Myxomycetes in traditional classifications)
Derived Formsmyxomycetous, adjective
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myxomycete in Science


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