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  • n. The infusoria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The Infusoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ehrenberg's name (1830) of those animalcules the appearance of whose movable food-vacuoles led him to suppose they had many proper digestive cavities or stomachs.

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Examples

  • This substance, when dry, is tolerably compact, and of little specific gravity: Professor Enhrenberg has examined it: he states (K├Ânig Akad, der Wissen: Berlin, Feb. 1845) that it is composed of infusoria, including fourteen polygastrica, and four phytolitharia.

    Chapter X

  • This substance, when dry, is tolerably compact, and of little specific gravity: Professor Ehrenberg has examined it: he states "Konig Akad. der Wissen" Berlin February 1845, that it is composed of infusoria, including fourteen polygastrica and four phytolitharia.

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • Wissen: Berlin, Feb. 1845) that it is composed of infusoria, including fourteen polygastrica and four phytolitharia.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

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