slime mould

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slime mould
 
n
any of various simple spore-producing organisms typically found as slimy masses on rotting vegetation, where they engulf food particles by amoeboid movements. Formerly regarded as fungi, they are now classified as protoctists of the phyla Myxomycota (true, or cellular slime moulds) or Acrasiomycota (plasmodial slime moulds)

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slime mould

noun
a naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics of both plants and animals; sometimes classified as protoctists [syn: slime mold
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