Pronunciation: (mik"su-mē'bu), [key]
—pl. -bas, -baePronunciation: (-bē). [key]
the amebalike, usually nonflagellated, uninucleate haploid individual of a sporocarp that is released upon spore germination and feeds by engulfing bacteria and yeast: a typical stage in the life cycle of cellular slime molds. Also,myx"a•moe'ba.
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