Monocystis

noun

Mono·​cys·​tis
-ˈsistə̇s
: a genus (the type of the family Monocystidae) of acephaline gregarines not having the protoplasm divided into segments by septa and including internal parasites of invertebrates (as M. agilis of the reproductive system of earthworms)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from mon- + -cystis

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“Monocystis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Monocystis. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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