Definition of myxomycete in English:

myxomycete

Syllabification: myx·o·my·cete
Pronunciation: /ˌmiksəˈmīˌsēt
 
/

noun

Biology
A slime mold, especially an acellular one whose vegetative stage is a multinucleate plasmodium.
  • Division Myxomycota, kingdom Fungi, in particular the class Myxomycetes; also treated as protozoan (phylum Gymnomyxa, kingdom Protista)
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Definition of myxomycete in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day inamorata
Pronunciation: inˌaməˈrätə
noun
a person's female lover