Acnidosporidia

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

Definition of Acnidosporidia

  1. :  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

acnidosporidian

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

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Origin and Etymology of acnidosporidia

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


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