plural noun

: a subclass of Sporozoa comprising a number of forms of questionable relationship including the orders Sarcosporidia and Haplosporidia all having simple spores formed in a manner unlike that of the Telosporidia
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from a- entry 2 + cnid- (from Greek knidē nettle) + -sporidia

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“Acnidosporidia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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