Vaginicola

noun Vag·i·nic·o·la \ˌvajəˈnikələ\

Definition of Vaginicola

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

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Origin and Etymology of vaginicola

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