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

  • n. The biological study of protozoans.

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  • n. The study of protozoa.
  • n. The study of protists.

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  • n. the branch of zoology that studies protozoans

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Examples

  • His experiences under the direction of these two distinguished parasitologists, whose outstanding discoveries in protozoology and helminthology are well-known, must have been very valuable.

    Thomas H. Weller - Biography

  • The Staff has thus chosen to single him out not only as the founder of medical protozoology, a branch of medicine that has reached a striking level of development in recent years; but also as the man responsible for experiments and discoveries - followed up until recently - which ensure his continued pre-eminence in this field.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1907 - Presentation Speech

  • The founder of protozoology was him - self firmly opposed to the notion that his “animalcules” could have arisen from the putrefying matter that made up their usual environment.

    SPONTANEOUS GENERATION

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