animalcula

animalculum

[an-uh-mal-kyuh-luhm]
noun, plural animalcula [an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh] .

Origin:
1670–80

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animalculum

noun
microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium [syn: animalcule
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