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gregarine

[greg-uh-rahyn, -er-in] /ˈgrɛg əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn/
noun
1.
a type of sporozoan parasite that inhabits the digestive and other cavities of various invertebrates and produces cysts filled with spores.
adjective
2.
having the characteristics of or pertaining to a gregarine or gregarines.
Origin of gregarine
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin Gregarina name of type, equivalent to Latin gregār(ius) (see gregarious) + -īna -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for gregarine

gregarine

/ˈɡrɛɡəˌriːn; -rɪn/
noun
1.
any parasitic protozoan of the order Gregarinida, typically occurring in the digestive tract and body cavity of other invertebrates: phylum Apicomplexa (sporozoans)
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Gregarinida
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Gregarīna genus name, from Latin gregārius; see gregarious
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gregarine in Medicine

gregarine greg·a·rine (grěg'ə-rīn')
n.
Any of various sporozoan protozoans of the order Gregarinida that are parasitic within the digestive tracts of various invertebrates. adj.
Of or belonging to the order Gregarinida.


greg'a·rin'i·an (-rĭn'ē-ən) adj.
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