exosporeae

plural noun
ex·​o·​spo·​re·​ae | \ ˌeksəˈspōrēˌē \

Definition of exosporeae

: 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

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History and Etymology for exosporeae

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 19 Sep. 2020.

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