myxomycete

myxomycete

[mik-soh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet]
noun
an organism of the phylum Myxomycota (or, in some classifications, the class Myxomycetes), comprising the slime molds.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin Myxomycetes; see myxo-, -mycete

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myxomycete (ˌmɪksəʊmaɪˈsiːt)
 
n
a slime mould, esp a slime mould of the phylum Myxomycota (division Myxomycetes in traditional classifications)
 
myxomy'cetous
 
adj

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myxomycete   (mĭk'sō-mī'sēt)  Pronunciation Key 
A plasmodial slime mold. See under slime mold.
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