Myxogastres

plural noun
Myx·​o·​gas·​tres

Definition of Myxogastres

: 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

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Other Words from Myxogastres

myxogastric \ ¦⸗⸗¦gastrik \ or myxogastrous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Myxogastres

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 27 Jun. 2022.

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