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plas·modial slime mold

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  1. true slime mold, acellular slime mold, plasmodial slime mold, myxomycetenoun

    a slime mold of the class Myxomycetes


  1. plasmodial slime mold

    Myxogastria/Myxogastrea (myxogastrids, ICZN) or Myxomycetes (ICN), is a class of slime molds that contains 5 orders, 14 families, 62 genera, and 888 species. They are colloquially known as the plasmodial or acellular slime moulds. All species pass through several, very different morphologic phases, such as microscopic individual cells, slimy amorphous organisms visible with the naked eye and conspicuously shaped fruit bodies. Although they are monocellular, they can reach immense widths and weights: in extreme cases they can be up to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) across and weigh up to 20 kilograms (44 lb).The class Myxogastria is distributed worldwide, but it is more common in temperate regions where it has a higher biodiversity than in polar regions, the subtropics or tropics. They are mainly found in open forests, but also in extreme regions such as deserts, under snow blankets or underwater. They also occur on the bark of trees, sometimes high in the canopy. These are known as corticolous myxomycetes. Most species are very small.


  1. plasmodial slime mold

    Plasmodial slime mold is a type of organism, typically categorized within the protist group, that exhibits characteristics of both fungi and amoebas. It's known for its macroscopic multicellular structures s-called plasmodia, which are masses of protoplasm that can move and engulf particles of food. Unlike most cells, these structures possess multiple nuclei and are not divided into separate cells. They are often found in decaying plant matter and damp, dark environments, and they reproduce by releasing spores.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plasmodial slime mold in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plasmodial slime mold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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