from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A group of fungus-like organisms, amounting at the present time to nearly 300 species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) The Myxomycetes; -- so called by those who regard them as a class of animals.
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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."