Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various apicomplexan protozoans that are parasitic within the digestive tract and body cavity of invertebrates, including many insects and mollusks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the characters of a gregarina; pertaining to the Gregarinidæ.
  • noun One of the Gregarinidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Gregarinæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various sporozoan protozoans, of the order Gregarinida that are parasitic in the digestive tracts of some invertebrates

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun vermiform protozoans parasitic in insects and other invertebrates

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Gregārīna, type genus, from Latin gregārius, belonging to a flock; see gregarious.]

Examples

  • (Lecudinidae, Eugregarinida), a new gregarine parasitizing the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus Horn (1878) (Bostrichidae, Coleoptera).

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  • The gregarine parasite, Locklin said, is single cell and shows up in the intestinal tract of the dragonfly.

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  • Although the parasite is closely related to cryptospiridium parasite that causes digestive symptoms in humans, Locklin said the gregarine parasite is not harmful to people.

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