plural noun

: a family of myxobacteria living mostly in soils and on dung and having fruiting bodies in which the rod-shaped cells are enclosed in rounded cysts often brightly colored and covered by a membrane representing the remains of the vegetative slime

Word History


New Latin, from Polyangium, type genus + -aceae

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“Polyangiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polyangiaceae. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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