exosporeae

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

Definition of exosporeae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of exosporeae

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


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