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Definition of Slime


  1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.
  2. Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.
  3. Bitumen.
  4. Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
  5. A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.
  6. To smear with slime.

Slime Quotations

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka

By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.

When, as an undergraduate, I began experiments on these slime molds in 1940, only one other person, Kenneth Raper, was working on them at that time. In fact, he discovered the model species Dictyostelium discoideum, which is the species used in the majority of the experimental work today.
John Tyler Bonner

My prime interests are in evolution and development. I use the cellular slime molds as a tool to seek an understanding of those twin disciplines.
John Tyler Bonner

Today's children are taught by our culture that we are a cosmic accident. Something slithered out of the primal slime and over billions of years evolved into a human being. We are cousins, ten times removed, to the ape at the zoo eating his own excrement.
Gary Bauer
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Slime Translations

slime in Danish is dynd
slime in Dutch is slib, modder, drek, slijk
slime in Finnish is lima
slime in German is Schleim, Schlamm
slime in Italian is muco
slime in Spanish is limo, baba
slime in Swedish is slam, gyttja, slem, dy
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