Definition of Stemonitis
: a genus of slime molds (subclass Myxogastres) related to Physarum but having an evanescent sporangium and a capillitium formed from branches of the columella
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Origin and Etymology of stemonitis
New Latin, from Greek stēmōn warp, thread; from the threadlike strands of the capillitium
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