animalcule


an·i·mal·cule

noun \ˌa-nə-ˈmal-(ˌ)kyü(ə)l\
plural an·i·mal·cules also an·i·mal·cu·la\-kyə-lə\

Definition of ANIMALCULE

:  a minute usually microscopic organism

Variants of ANIMALCULE

an·i·mal·cule also an·i·mal·cu·lum \-ˈmal-kyə-ləm\

Origin of ANIMALCULE

New Latin animalculum, diminutive of Latin animal
First Known Use: 1662

an·i·mal·cule

noun \ˌan-ə-ˈmal-(ˌ)kyü(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·i·mal·cules also an·i·mal·cu·la \-kyə-lə\

Medical Definition of ANIMALCULE

: a minute usually microscopic organism

Variants of ANIMALCULE

an·i·mal·cule also an·i·mal·cu·lum \-ˈmal-kyə-ləm\

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