didinium

noun di·din·i·um \dīˈdinēəm\

Definition of didinium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of carnivorous protozoans (order Holotricha) that feed on paramecia

  2. 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 — more at din-


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