Vampyrella

noun
Vam·​py·​rel·​la | \ ˌvampəˈrelə, -ˌpīˈr- \

Definition of Vampyrella

: a genus of protozoans (order Amoebina) comprising small amoeboid forms that are ectoparasitic on algae

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History and Etymology for Vampyrella

New Latin, from vampyrus vampire + -ella

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“Vampyrella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vampyrella. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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