slime mold
A common term for members of the divisions Acrasiomycota and Myxomycota.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • slime mold — slime mold, slime mould slime mould . 1. An unusual fungus like protist of the phylum Myxomycota or the class Myxomycetes, having a stage of growth in which it comprises a naked noncellular multinucleate mass of creeping protoplasm having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slime mold — or slime fungus n. MYXOMYCETE …   English World dictionary

  • slime mold — n any organism of the group Myxomycetes called also myxomycete * * * any member of the fungal class Myxomycetes …   Medical dictionary

  • slime mold — slime′ mold n. fng any of various funguslike organisms belonging to the phylum Myxomycota of the kingdom Protista, characterized by a somatic ameboid phase and a streaming phase in which the separate organisms merge and produce spore bearing… …   From formal English to slang

  • Slime mold — Not to be confused with slime bacteria. Slime mold Stemonitis fusca in Scotland, UK …   Wikipedia

  • slime mold — noun a naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics of both plants and animals; sometimes classified as protoctists • Syn: ↑slime mould • Hypernyms: ↑fungus • Hyponyms: ↑true slime mold, ↑acellular slime mold, ↑plasmodi …   Useful english dictionary

  • slime mold — 1. any of various funguslike organisms belonging to the phylum Myxomycota, of the kingdom Protista (or the plant class Myxomycetes), characterized by a noncellular, multinucleate, creeping somatic phase and a propagative phase in which fruiting… …   Universalium

  • slime mold — noun Date: 1880 any of a group (Myxomycetes or Mycetozoa) of organisms usually held to be lower fungi but sometimes considered protozoans that exist vegetatively as mobile plasmodia and reproduce by spores …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slime mold — noun Any of various primitive organisms, a naked mass or protoplasm, of the phylum Acrasiomycota …   Wiktionary

  • acellular slime mold — slime mold slime mold, slime mould slime mould . 1. An unusual fungus like protist of the phylum Myxomycota or the class Myxomycetes, having a stage of growth in which it comprises a naked noncellular multinucleate mass of creeping protoplasm… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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