myxomycete
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek myxa + mykēt-, mykēs fungus — more at myc- Date: 1875 slime mold

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  • myxomycete — n. 1. (Biol.) an organism of the class Myxomycetes. Syn: true slime mold, acellular slime mold, plasmodial slime mold. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • myxomycète — ● myxomycète nom masculin Champignon gélatineux, remarquable par son caractère primitif et ses affinités animales, vivant en symbiose avec des bactéries. (Les myxomycètes forment une sous classe.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • myxomycete — [mik΄sō mī′sēt, mik΄sōmī sēt′] n. [ MYXO + MYCETE] any of various primitive organisms, usually classified as a thallophyte (division Myxomycota) but also as a mycetozoan, that are found on decaying vegetation, having a vegetative stage in which… …   English World dictionary

  • Myxomycète — Myxomycètes Myxomycetes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • myxomycete — /mik soh muy seet, muy seet /, n. an organism of the phylum Myxomycota (or, in some classifications, the class Myxomycetes), comprising the slime molds. [1875 80; < NL Myxomycetes; see MYXO , MYCETE] * * * …   Universalium

  • myxomycete — noun Any protozoan of the phylum Myxomycota; the slime molds …   Wiktionary

  • myxomycete — A member of the class Myxomycetes. * * * myxo·my·cete .mik sō mī .sēt, .mik sō (.)mī n SLIME MOLD …   Medical dictionary

  • myxomycète — (entrée créée par le supplément) (mi kso mi sè t ) s. m. Synonyme de myxogastre (voy. ce mot ci dessus). ÉTYMOLOGIE    Le grec se traduit par, mucosité, et, champignon …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • myxomycete — myx·o·my·cete …   English syllables

  • myxomycete — myx•o•my•cete [[t]ˌmɪk soʊˈmaɪ sit, maɪˈsit[/t]] n. fng slime mold • Etymology: 1875–80; < NL Myxomycetes; see myxo , mycete myx o•my•ce′tous, adj …   From formal English to slang

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