noun Etymology: New Latin Mycetozoa, order of protozoans, from Greek mykēt-, mykēs + New Latin -zoa Date: 1881 slime moldmycetozoan adjective

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  • mycetozoan — [mī sēt΄ə zō′ən] n. 〚 MYCETO + ZO(A) + AN〛 MYXOMYCETE: term used when classified as a protozoan (class Eumycetozoa) adj …   Universalium

  • mycetozoan — [mī sēt΄ə zō′ən] n. [ MYCETO + ZO(A) + AN] MYXOMYCETE: term used when classified as a protozoan (class Eumycetozoa) adj. MYXOMYCETOUS …   English World dictionary

  • Mycetozoan — Mycetozoa My*ce to*zo a, n. pl. [NL.; Gr. my khs, my khtos, fungus + ? pl. of zo^,on an animal.] (Zo[ o]l.) The Myxomycetes; so called by those who regard them as a class of animals. {My*ce to*zo an}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mycetozoan — adj. moldy, pertaining to slime molds; of the order Mycetozoa n. slime mold, myxomycete …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mycetozoan — my·ce·to·zo·an …   English syllables

  • mycetozoan — /maɪˌsitəˈzoʊən/ (say muy.seetuh zohuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the Mycetozoa. –noun 2. any of the Mycetozoa (Myxomycetes, slime moulds), a group of very primitive organisms lying near the borderline between the plant and animal worlds.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mycetozoan — I.  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|zōən adjective Etymology: New Latin Mycetozoa + English an : of or relating to the Mycetozoa II. noun ( s) : myxomycete …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mycetozoa — Aethalium of a slime mold (Fuligo septica) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Миксомицеты — Эталий слизевика Fuligo septica …   Википедия

  • Eumycetozoea — Microscopic animal forms, frequently known as slime animals, that consist of an irregular semifluid mass of multinucleated ameboid protoplasm; although grouped as a class of the superclass Rhizopoda (subphylum Sarcodina), some of the mycetozoan… …   Medical dictionary

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