Ade·​lea | \ ə-ˈdē-lē-ə \

Definition of Adelea

: a large genus of protozoans of the order Coccidia that are parasitic on arthropods and have two sporozoites in each sporocyst

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First Known Use of Adelea

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adelea

New Latin, from Greek adēlos unseen

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“Adelea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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