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gregarine

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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 of gregarine

ultimately from Latin gregarius


First Known Use: 1867


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