from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The Myxomycetes; -- so called by those who regard them as a class of animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A group of fungus-like organisms, amounting at the present time to nearly 300 species.
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-- Formerly myxomycetes were included in the fungi; they are now recognized as belonging to the animal kingdom, and are termed "mycetozoa."