HyperDic: slime_mold

English > 1 sense of the expression slime mold:
NOUNplantslime mold, slime moulda naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics / characteristics of both plants and animals
English > slime mold: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningA naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics / characteristics of both plants and animals; sometimes classified as protoctists.
Synonymslime mould
Narrowercellular slime molddiffering from true slime molds in being cellular and nucleate throughout the life cycle
true slime mold, acellular slime mold, plasmodial slime mold, myxomyceteA slime mold of the class Myxomycetes
BroaderfungusAn organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter

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