Synonyms for paramecia

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-mee-shee-uh m, -shuh m, -see-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpær əˈmi ʃi əm, -ʃəm, -si əm

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Définition of paramecia

Origin :
  • 1752, Modern Latin Paramecium, the genus name, coined from Greek paramekes "oblong, oval," from para- "on one side" (see para- (1)) + mekos "length," related to makros "long" (see macro-).
  • As in protozoan : noun minute organism
Example sentences :
  • In one bottle, containing decaying chara, Paramecia abounded.
  • Extract from : « Marvels of Pond-life » by Henry J. Slack
  • This was known as conjugation, and is seen among Paramecia and some other species to-day.
  • Extract from : « Taboo and Genetics » by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • The viability of paramecia and euglenae in the digestive tract of cockroaches.
  • Extract from : « The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches » by Louis M. Roth
  • He couldn't remember clearly he was so tired—the rock basin had been literally swarming with paramecia and other forms of life.
  • Extract from : « The Blue Ghost Mystery » by Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The Paramecia, of which there are various species, have always been favourite objects with microscopists.
  • Extract from : « Marvels of Pond-life » by Henry J. Slack

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