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Slime

slime

1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud. As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain. (Shak)

2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

3. Bitumen. Slime had they for mortar. (gen. Xi. 3)

4. (Science: chemical) mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

5. (Science: physiology) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals. Slime eel.

(Science: zoology) See hag. Slime pit, a pit for the collection of slime or bitumen.

Origin: OE. Slim, AS. Slim; akin to D. Slijm, G. Schleim, MHG. Slimen to make smooth, Icel. Slim slime, Dan. Sliim; cf. L. Limare to file, polish, levis smooth, Gr.; or cf. L. Limus mud.


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Since viruses are not alive, the answer to ALL your questions is NO. BTW how do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, but there is no metabolism, no perception etc. ...

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Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
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Since viruses are not alive, the answer to ALL your questions is NO. BTW how do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, but there is no metabolism, no perception etc.

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... their environment through some sort of sensory mechanics? ( Chemical , Sound , Electrical ?) 3:) Could a virus assemble in a manner akin to a slime mold? 4:) Could a group of assembled viruses, of the same species , hold a thought and work in a manner akin to a brain cell? Basically, I'm interested ...

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... a human face"? "Savage capitalism" is now everywhere and getting rid of the "useless eaters" as though they were algae, slime molds and bacteria. Even ex-KGB Lieut. Col. V. Putin is playing that infamous game now. Hail Pussy Riot!!! I thank you in advance. WTF?

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