a former name for a slime mould
mycid my·cid (mī’sĭd) n. An allergic reaction to a remote focus of mycotic infection.
1. a combining form meaning “mushroom, fungus,” used in the formation of compound words: mycology. combining form 1. indicating fungus: mycology before vowels myc-, word-forming element meaning “mushroom, fungus,” formed irregularly from Greek mykes “fungus, mushroom, anything shaped like a mushroom,” from PIE root *meug- “slimy, slippery” (see mucus). The correct form is myceto- (mycet-). […]
[mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/ plural noun, singular mycobacterium [mahy-koh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology. 1. rod-shaped aerobic of the genus Mycobacterium, certain species of which, as M. tuberculosis, are pathogenic for humans and animals.
mycobacteriosis my·co·bac·te·ri·o·sis (mī’kō-bāk-tēr’ē-ō’sĭs) n. Infection with mycobacteria.