Definition of myxomycete in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmiksəˈmīˌsēt/


A slime mold, especially an acellular one whose vegetative stage is a multinucleate plasmodium.
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  • Fortunately, mycologists quickly dismissed any Extraterrestrial Biological Entity hypothesis and identified the blobs as part of a slime mold or myxomycete.
  • These observations corroborate results of the cognate introns in the myxomycetes Didymium and Physarum, where no in vitro splicing products were detected.
  • A survey of myxomycetes was conducted at three sites within Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Wilson County, Tennessee from May 1 to September 30, 1993.


Late 19th century: from modern Latin Myxomycetes, from myxo- 'slime' + Greek mukētes 'fungi'.

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Syllabification: myx·o·my·cete

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