Acnidosporidia

plural noun

Ac·​ni·​do·​spo·​rid·​ia
ak-¦nī-də-spō-ˈri-dē-ə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Acnidosporidia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acnidosporidia. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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