myxamoeba
(mik-sah-me\'bah; pl., myxamoebae)
A free-living amoeboid cell that can aggregate with other myxamoeba to form a plasmodium or pseudoplasmodium. Found in cellular slime molds and the myxomycetes.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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