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animalculum

[an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh m] /ˌæn əˈmæl kyə ləm/
noun, plural animalcula
[an-uh-mal-kyuh-luh] /ˌæn əˈmæl kyə lə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of animalculum
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80
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