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infusorian

[ in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uhn, -sohr- ]
/ ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ən, -ˈsoʊr- /
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noun
any of the Infusoria.
adjective
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Origin of infusorian

First recorded in 1855–60; Infusori(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for infusorian

infusorian
/ (ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪən) /

noun obsolete
any of the microscopic organisms, such as protozoans and rotifers, found in infusions of organic material
any member of the subclass CiliataSee ciliate (def. 3)
adjective
of or relating to infusorians

Derived forms of infusorian

infusorial, adjective

Word Origin for infusorian

C18: from New Latin Infusoria former class name; see infuse
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