Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

gregarine

play
noun greg·a·rine \ˈgre-gə-ˌrīn\

Definition of gregarine

  1. :  any of a subclass (Gregarinia) of parasitic vermiform sporozoan protozoans that occur especially in insects and other invertebrates

gregarine

adjective


Origin and Etymology of gregarine

ultimately from Latin gregarius


First Known Use: 1867


Learn More about gregarine


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gregarine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the act or an instance of embezzling

Get Word of the Day daily email!