[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh n, -sohr-]
- any of the Infusoria.
Origin of infusorian
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So far as we can see, therefore, everything that the infusorian feels at all, feels to him exactly like everything else.
In fact, the infusorian simply swallows whatever happens to hit his mouth.
Thus the plant, that seems to know two things, is twice as well off as the infusorian that knows only one.
The exchange of life-elements between two individuals is well illustrated in the case of the infusorian Noctiluca.The Drama of Love and Death
This has been shown by the careful experiments of Maupas, who had observed 215 generations of an infusorian without sexual union.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- any of the microscopic organisms, such as protozoans and rotifers, found in infusions of organic material
- any member of the subclass CiliataSee ciliate (def. 3)
- of or relating to infusorians
C18: from New Latin Infusoria former class name; see infuse
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