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Arcella

[ ahr-sel-uh ]
/ ɑrˈsɛl ə /
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noun

a genus of freshwater, ameboid protozoa that secrete a hard, umbrellalike shell having a single opening through which the pseudopodia extend.

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Origin of Arcella

1838; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin arc(a) a chest, box + -ella diminutive suffix
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  • Dujardin points out very clearly the identity of structure between organisms like Amœbæ and such forms as Difflugia and Arcella.

    The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
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