(soo\'do-plaz-mo\'de-um; pl., pseudoplasmodia)
A sausage-shaped amoeboid structure consisting of many myxamoebae and behaving as a unit; the result of myxamoebal aggregation in the cellular slime molds; also called a slug.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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