plural noun

: a small order of Acnidosporidia comprising parasites in invertebrates and lower vertebrates and being of no known economic importance

Word History


New Latin, from plural of Haplosporidium genus of Acnidosporidia, from hapl- + sporidium

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“Haplosporidia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haplosporidia. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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