Definition of Myxococcus in English:

Myxococcus

Pronunciation /ˌmɪksə(ʊ)ˈkɒkəs/

noun

Microbiology
  • A genus of myxobacteria having slender, tapering vegetative cells and spherical or oval encapsulated resting cells (microcysts) that are not enclosed in a sporangium; (also myxococcus) a myxobacterium of this genus.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Myxococcus from myxo- + coccus.