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Difflugia

[ dih-floo-jee-uh ]
/ dɪˈflu dʒi ə /
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noun

a genus of ameboid protozoans that construct a shell of cemented sand grains.

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Origin of Difflugia

<New Latin (1816), equivalent to Latin difflu(ere) to flow away (see diffluent) + -g- (unexplained) + -ia-ia
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Example sentences from the Web for Difflugia

  • Difflugia may make use of grains of sand to form its test, but all protozoa conjugate.

    Beauty and the Beast|Stewart A. McDowall
  • Equally striking are the interesting experiments that Jennings has recently carried out with Difflugia (fig. 91).

  • 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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