myxomycete

noun

myxo·​my·​cete ˌmik-sō-ˈmī-ˌsēt How to pronounce myxomycete (audio)
ˌmik-sō-(ˌ)mī-ˈsēt

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web His PhD thesis confirmed his discovery of myxomycete mating types. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

back-formation from the New Latin taxon Myxomycetes, designating slime molds, from myxo- myxo- + -mycetes, borrowed from Greek mýkētes, plural of mýkēs "mushroom, fungus" — more at myc-

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myxomycete was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Myxomycete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myxomycete. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

myxomycete

noun

myxo·​my·​cete ˌmik-sō-ˈmī-ˌsēt How to pronounce myxomycete (audio)
-(ˌ)mī-ˈsēt

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