animalcule

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noun an·i·mal·cule \ˌa-nə-ˈmal-(ˌ)kyü(ə)l\
variants: or less commonly

animalculum

play \-ˈmal-kyə-ləm\

Definition of animalcule

plural

animalcules

also

animalcula

play \-kyə-lə\
  1. :  a minute usually microscopic organism

Origin and Etymology of animalcule

New Latin animalculum, diminutive of Latin animal


First Known Use: 1662


Medical Dictionary

animalcule

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noun an·i·mal·cule \ˌan-ə-ˈmal-(ˌ)kyü(ə)l\
variants: also

animalculum

\-ˈmal-kyə-ləm\play

Medical Definition of animalcule

plural

animalcules

also

animalcula

\-kyə-lə\play
  1. :  a minute usually microscopic organism



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