infusorian

infusorian

[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uhn, -sohr-]
noun
1.
any of the Infusoria.
adjective

Origin:
1855–60; Infusori(a) + -an

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infusorian (ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪən)
 
n
1.  any of the microscopic organisms, such as protozoans and rotifers, found in infusions of organic material
2.  See ciliate any member of the subclass Ciliata
 
adj
3.  of or relating to infusorians
 
[C18: from New Latin Infusoria former class name; see infuse]
 
infu'sorial
 
adj

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