Dictionary.com

myxomycete

[ mik-soh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet ]
/ ˌmɪk soʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit /
Save This Word!

noun
an organism of the phylum Myxomycota (or, in some classifications, the class Myxomycetes), comprising the slime molds.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of myxomycete

1875–80; <New Latin Myxomycetes;see myxo-, -mycete
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use myxomycete in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for myxomycete

myxomycete
[ mĭk′sō-mīsēt ]

A plasmodial slime mold. See under slime mold.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK