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[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]
  1. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of infusorians: infusorial earth.
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Origin of infusorial

First recorded in 1840–50; Infusori(a) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for infusorial

Historical Examples

  • Then infusorial earth was added, to make the compound porous in texture.

    America's Munitions 1917-1918

    Benedict Crowell

  • The Monads are other infusorial animalcules which make an early appearance in vegetable infusions.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • But many naturalists insist that the colouring matter proceeds from an infusorial animalcule, the green-coloured Vibrion.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • From May to August this process was continued without any development of infusorial life.

  • Three days' exposure to the dusty air suffices to render them muddy, fetid, and swarming with infusorial life.