infusorian

noun
in·​fu·​so·​ri·​an | \ ˈin-fyü-ˈzȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce infusorian (audio) , -ˈsȯr- How to pronounce infusorian (audio) \

Definition of infusorian

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

Other Words from infusorian

infusorian adjective

First Known Use of infusorian

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for infusorian

ultimately from Latin infusus

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The first known use of infusorian was in 1859

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“Infusorian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infusorian. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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infusorian

noun
in·​fu·​so·​ri·​an | \ -ē-ən How to pronounce infusorian (audio) \

Medical Definition of infusorian

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

Other Words from infusorian

infusorian adjective

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