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With singular concord: a taxon comprising slime moulds. Treated as plural: members of this taxon collectively. Compare earlier Myxogastres, "Myxomycetes".
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. From scientific Latin Mycetozoa from myceto- + -zoa, after German Mycetozoen.
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