didinium

noun di·din·i·um \ dīˈdinēəm \

Definition of didinium

1 capitalized : a genus of carnivorous protozoans (order Holotricha) that feed on paramecia
2 plural didiniums\-mz\ or didinia\-nēə\ : any protozoan of the genus Didinium

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Origin and Etymology of didinium

New Latin, from di- + Greek deinos terrible + New Latin -ium


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