plural noun
Ac·​ni·​do·​spo·​rid·​ia | \ ak-¦nī-də-spō-ˈri-dē-ə \

Definition of Acnidosporidia

: 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

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Other Words from Acnidosporidia

acnidosporidian \ ak-​¦nī-​də-​spō-​ˈri-​dē-​ən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Acnidosporidia

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

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“Acnidosporidia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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