infusorian

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noun in·fu·so·ri·an \ˈin-fyü-ˈzȯr-ē-ən, -ˈsȯr-\

Definition of infusorian

  1. :  any of a heterogeneous group of minute organisms found especially in water with decomposing organic matter; especially :  a ciliated protozoan

infusorian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of infusorian

ultimately from Latin infusus


First Known Use: 1859


Medical Dictionary

infusorian

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noun in·fu·so·ri·an \-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of infusorian

  1. :  any of a heterogeneous group of minute organisms found especially in water with decomposing organic matter; especially :  a ciliated protozoan

infusorian

adjective

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