Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of myxomycetous fungi, giving name to the family Physaraceæ.

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  • To see if the organism could be coaxed into an even closer match, the researchers used light-which is known to inhibit the growth of physarum-to simulate mountains, lakes, or similar impasses that the actual rail network must contend with.

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  • They are using plasmodium, the vegetative stage of a commonly occurring mould (the slime mould physarum polycephalum), which lives in forests, gardens and damp places. said: "Most people's idea of a computer is a piece of hardware with software designed to carry out specific tasks.

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