Definition of Myxogastres in US English:

Myxogastres

noun

Biology
  • A taxon comprising all or most of the plasmodial slime moulds. Now more usually called Myxomycetes.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Natural History. From scientific Latin Myxogastres, proposed as suborder name from myxo- + -gastres (taken as plural corresponding to -gaster), the group originally being classified as gasteromycetes.

Pronunciation

Myxogastres

/ˌmɪksə(ʊ)ˈɡastriːz/