Definition of Myxogastres in English:

Myxogastres

Pronunciation /ˌmɪksə(ʊ)ˈɡastriːz/

noun

Biology
  • A taxon comprising all or most of the plasmodial slime moulds. Now more usually called Myxomycetes.

    Myxogastres is treated by some authors as a synonym of Myxomycetes, and by others as a subdivision comprising only endosporous species of the type described by Fries in Systema Mycologicum (1832).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Natural History. From scientific Latin Myxogastres, proposed as suborder name from myxo- + -gastres (taken as plural corresponding to -gaster), the group originally being classified as gasteromycetes.