Infusoria

[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-]
plural noun
  1. protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora (or class Ciliata).
  2. (formerly) any of various microscopic organisms found in infusions of decaying organic matter.

Origin of Infusoria

1780–90; < New Latin, neuter plural of infūsōrius. See infuse, -ory1
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