from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A group of fungus-like organisms, the slime-molds or slime-fungi, belonging, according to the classification of De Bary, to the Mycetozoa, and numbering about 300 species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Bot.) 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); essentially equivalent to the division Myxomycota. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the class of true slime molds; essentially equivalent to the division Myxomycota


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