Myxogastres

plural noun

Myx·​o·​gas·​tres
: a subclass of Myxomycetes comprising those typical slime molds that develop definite fruiting bodies in which are produced spores which on germinating release one, two, or rarely several swarm spores compare exosporeae
myxogastric
¦⸗⸗¦gastrik
adjective
or myxogastrous
-rəs

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from plural of Myxogaster

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“Myxogastres.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Myxogastres. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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