Definition of Myxomycetes

1. Noun. The class of true slime molds; essentially equivalent to the division Myxomycota.

Definition of Myxomycetes

1. n. pl. A class of peculiar organisms, the slime molds, formerly regarded as animals (Mycetozoa), but now generally thought to be plants and often separated as a distinct phylum (Myxophyta). They are found on damp earth and decaying vegetable matter, and consist of naked masses of protoplasm, often of considerable size, which creep very slowly over the surface and ingest solid food.

Definition of Myxomycetes

1. myxomycete [n] - See also: myxomycete

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myxomycetes

Mytilus edulis
Myxine glutinosa
Myxinikela siroka
Myxocephalus aenaeus
Myxomycetes (current term)
Ménière's disease
Möbius group
Möbius groups
Möller-Barlow disease
Mössbauer effect

Literary usage of Myxomycetes

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1. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"But for the Myxomycetes we have no definite suggestions of any relationships with other ... Myxomycetes (Slime Molds) The plant body of the Myxomycetes, ..."

2. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"CHAPTER II SLIME MOULDS (Myxomycetes) CLASS I. Myxomycetes Considerable ... Wallroth in 1836 viewing them as related to the fungi termed them Myxomycetes. ..."

3. A University Text-book of Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1907)
"The Myxomycetes or Slime-moulds, the Brown Algae, and possibly the Bacteria, ... Myxomycetes The Myxomycetes or Myce- tozoa constitute another group of ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1887)
"New Books on Bacteria and Myxomycetes. Die Pilze oder Schleimpilze (Myxomycetes). ... Our knowledge of the very remarkable group of Mycetozoa or Myxomycetes ..."

5. Lectures on the Comparative Pathology of Inflammation by Elie Metchnikoff (1893)
"I refer to the Myxomycetes—a group presenting both animal and vegetable properties and characterised by the fact that it passes through a plasmodium stage. ..."

6. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"It may be assumed that the Myxomycetes arose from colourless Flagellates and also that the lower ... CLASS IV Myxomycetes (Slime Fungi) ('• 13> u> I5) ..."

7. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"CHAPTER VIII Myxomycetes. ... are grouped the few disease- producing organisms' among the Myxomycetes. The family is characterized by the production of ..."

8. Moulds, Mildews, and Mushrooms: A Guide to the Systematic Study of the Fungi by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1899)
"... CHAPTER IX FUNGUS ALLIES THE Myxomycetes (Slime Moulds, Mycetozoa) For many years the group of organisms known under the various names of Myxomycetes, ..."

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