Vampyrella

noun

Vam·​py·​rel·​la
ˌvampəˈrelə,
-ˌpīˈr-
: a genus of protozoans (order Amoebina) comprising small amoeboid forms that are ectoparasitic on algae

Word History

Etymology

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 Feb. 2024.

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