gregarine

noun
greg·​a·​rine | \ ˈgre-gə-ˌrīn How to pronounce gregarine (audio) \

Definition of gregarine

: any of a subclass (Gregarinia) of parasitic vermiform sporozoan protozoans that occur especially in insects and other invertebrates

Other Words from gregarine

gregarine adjective

First Known Use of gregarine

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gregarine

ultimately from Latin gregarius

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“Gregarine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gregarine. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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