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Meaning of myxameba

myx•a•me•ba

Pronunciation: (mik"su-mē'bu), [key]
— pl. -bas, -bae
  1. the amebalike, usually nonflagellated, uninucleate haploid individual of a sporocarp that is released upon spore germination and feeds by engulfing bacteria and yeast: a typical stage in the life cycle of cellular slime molds.
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