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myxameba

[mik-suh-mee-buh] /ˌmɪk səˈmi bə/
noun, plural myxamebas, myxamebae
[mik-suh-mee-bee] /ˌmɪk səˈmi bi/ (Show IPA)
1.
the amebalike, usually nonflagellated, uninucleate haploid individual of a sporocarp that is released upon spore germination and feeds by engulfing bacteria and yeast: a typical stage in the life cycle of cellular slime molds.
Also, myxamoeba.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; myx- + ameba
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