cellular slime molds

cellular slime molds

[′sel·yə·lər ′slīm ‚mōlz]
(biology)
A group of funguslike protozoa that form slimy aggregations on decaying organic matter; they differ from true slime molds in that the pseudoplasmodium is made of a group of separate cells rather than an amebalike mass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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