A taxonomic group comprising the myxosporidians. With plural agreement (also myxosporidia): myxosporidian parasites collectively.
A number of formal taxonomic names have been used for this group, of which Myxosporidia is one; others are Myxospora, Myosporea, and Myxozoa.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Myxosporidia from myxo- + spora + -idia.