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Arcella

[ahr-sel-uh] /ɑrˈsɛl ə/
noun
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a genus of freshwater, ameboid protozoa that secrete a hard, umbrellalike shell having a single opening through which the pseudopodia extend.
Origin of Arcella
1838
1838; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin arc(a) a chest, box + -ella diminutive suffix
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  • Dujardin points out very clearly the identity of structure between organisms like Amœbæ and such forms as Difflugia and Arcella.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier

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