from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of encysted rhizopods resembling a sporocyst, except in the thickness and number of the protective layer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cyst formed by certain Protozoa and unicellular plants which the contents divide into a large number of granules, each of which becomes a germ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cyst, formed by various protozoans and protophytes, whose contents break up into many germinal granules or spores; a kind of sporocyst.


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