Origin of animalcule
Examples from the Web for animalcule
Indeed, too sadly so, and I dare apply but a flash of the microscope to the rageing dilemmas of this animalcule.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
Frequent examination of this animalcule has created a strong doubt in my mind whether it is rightly placed in our "systems."Marvels of Pond-life|Henry J. Slack
It is wisdom to respect the infinitely little, for God comes close behind the animalcule, life simplified to a mere cell.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
His first form is that which is permanent in the animalcule.
Usually the body of the animalcule became elongated whilst expiring in sea-water.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for animalcule
noun plural -cules or -cula (-kjʊlə)
Word Origin for animalcule
Word Origin and History for animalcule
"very small animal," especially a microscopic one, 1590s, from Late Latin animalculum, diminutive of Latin animal (see animal (n.)). Related: Animalcular.