A subphylum of the phylum Protozoa, characterised by the presence of spores of multicellular origin, usually with two or three valves, two or more polar filaments, and an ameboid sporoplasm; parasitic in lower vertebrates, especially common in fishes. Important genera include Ceratomyxa, Hanneguya, Leptotheca, Myxidium, and Myxobolus.
Origin: myxo-+ G. Sporos, seed
(05 Mar 2000)
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