plural noun

: a subclass of fungi (class Myxomycetes) distinguished by having the spores borne externally and germinating to produce a protoplasmic body which then develops a group of eight swarm spores compare myxogastres

Word History


New Latin, from exo- + spor- + -eae

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“Exosporeae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exosporeae. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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