Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the corpora bigemina or twin bodies of the brain; one of the anterior pair (nates cerebri) of the corpora quadrigemina; one of the optic lobes, when there are only two, instead of four as in the higher mammals.
“In 1889, I studied with Nicolle P. bigeminum and P. ovis in the genus Piroplasma and described the forms of multiplication of these haematozoa.”
“_The specific cause_ of tick fever is a protozoan parasite, _Piroplasma bigeminum_ (Fig. 122).”
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