Adelea

noun

Ade·​lea
ə-ˈdē-lē-ə
: a large genus of protozoans of the order Coccidia that are parasitic on arthropods and have two sporozoites in each sporocyst

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek adēlos unseen

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Adelea was in 1882

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“Adelea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adelea. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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