from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various freshwater ciliate protozoans of the genus Paramecium, usually oval and having an oral groove for feeding.
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- n. An oval-shaped protozoan organism of the genus Paramecium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Parameciidæ; the slipper-animalcules, having a soft flexible cuticle and oblique adoral groove. P. bursarium is an example. Commonly, but wrongly, Paramæcium or Paramœicium.
- n. [lowercase; pl. paramecia (-ä).] A member of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any member of the genus Paramecium
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The University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center created this zoomable window that compares the size of a coffee bean with smaller things like a grain of salt, a paramecium, a red blood cell, a human egg, a glucose molecule, and so on, all the way down to a carbon atom.
London's fiction (his essays as well) has a terrific range for that "new generation of readers," at least those with an attention span beyond the paramecium level.
They move like one solid body, a single organism, a paramecium of men.
Oh, only a couple of paramecium could fit on a grain of salt.
They reproduce with spores, or through binary fission like a paramecium, or are manufactured in a factory.
Its beginning to get murkier then a paramecium pond warming party.
A halfwit paramecium could bury you inside three seconds.