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animalculum

[an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh m] /ˌæn əˈmæl kyə ləm/
noun, plural animalcula
[an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh] /ˌæn əˈmæl kyə lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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British Dictionary definitions for animalculum

animalcule

/ˌænɪˈmælkjuːl/
noun (pl) -cules, -cula (-kjʊlə)
1.
a microscopic animal such as an amoeba or rotifer
Derived Forms
animalcular, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin animalculum a small animal
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