myxomycete

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

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First Known Use of myxomycete

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myxomycete

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-

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“Myxomycete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myxomycete. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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myxomycete

noun
myxo·​my·​cete | \ ˌmik-sō-ˈmī-ˌsēt How to pronounce myxomycete (audio) , ˌmik-sō-(ˌ)mī-ˈ How to pronounce myxomycete (audio) \

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