arcella

noun
ar·​cel·​la | \ ärˈselə \

Definition of arcella

1 capitalized : the type genus of Arcellidae comprising protozoans resembling amoebas and provided with a chitinous shell suggesting an umbrella
2 plural -s : a protozoan of the genus Arcella

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History and Etymology for arcella

New Latin, from Latin arca box, chest + New Latin -ella

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“Arcella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arcella. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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