Vag·​i·​nic·​o·​la | \ ˌvajəˈnikələ \

Definition of Vaginicola

: a genus of ciliate protozoans that form minute vaselike or tubular cases in which they dwell

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History and Etymology for Vaginicola

borrowed from New Latin, from vagini- vagini- + -cola -cola

Note: Genus name introduced by the French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829) in Histore naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres, tome 2 (Paris, 1816), pp. 26–27.

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“Vaginicola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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