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animalculum

[an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh m]
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noun, plural an·i·mal·cu·la [an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh] /ˌæn əˈmæl kyə lə/.
  1. animalcule.
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Origin of animalculum

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for animalculum

Historical Examples

  • Animalcula is the plural of animalculum; there is no such word as animalculœ.

    Every-Day Errors of Speech

    L. P. Meredith

  • Animalculum (plural, animalcula) is used with the same meaning.

    A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene

    Joseph Chrisman Hutchison