Acrasis

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noun Acra·sis \ə-ˈkrā-səs\

Definition of Acrasis

  1. :  a genus of cellular slime molds (the type of the family Acrasiaceae) of the order Acrasiales having amoeboid cells produced from spores and aggregated without fusion into a pseudoplasmodium and having a fruiting body, often with a sterile stalklike portion, formed by rounding up and contraction of the pseudoplasmodium

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Origin and Etymology of acrasis

borrowed from New Latin, from a- 2a- + Greek krásis “mixing, combination” (alluding to the lack of cellular fusion when forming fruiting bodies)


First Known Use: 1890


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