gregarine

noun

greg·​a·​rine ˈgre-gə-ˌrīn How to pronounce gregarine (audio)
: any of a subclass (Gregarinia) of parasitic vermiform sporozoan protozoans that occur especially in insects and other invertebrates
gregarine adjective

Word History

Etymology

ultimately from Latin gregarius

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gregarine was in 1867

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“Gregarine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gregarine. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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