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myxomycete

[mik-soh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]
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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for myxomycete

Historical Examples

  • No myxomycete has hyph, nor indeed anything at all of the kind.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • This peculiar species looks at first very little like a myxomycete.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • He does not regard them as genuine asci, but as corresponding more to the peridium of the Gasteromycete and Myxomycete.


British Dictionary definitions for myxomycete

myxomycete

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

myxomycete

[mĭk′sō-mīsēt]
  1. A plasmodial slime mold. See under slime mold.
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