myxamoeba

noun

myx·​amoe·​ba
ˌmiks+
: a naked amoeboid uninucleate protoplast that lacks both cilia and flagella, is a characteristic stage in the life cycle of slime molds and some other fungi, arises from a haploid derivative of a swarm spore or by fusion of two haploid zoospores, and typically develops into a plasmodium either by repeated nuclear fission or by fusion of individual myxamoebas

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Etymology

New Latin, from myx- + amoeba

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“Myxamoeba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myxamoeba. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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