infusorian


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infusorian

(ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪən)
n
1. (Zoology) any of the microscopic organisms, such as protozoans and rotifers, found in infusions of organic material
2. (Zoology) any member of the subclass Ciliata. See ciliate3
adj
(Zoology) of or relating to infusorians
[C18: from New Latin Infusoria former class name; see infuse]
ˌinfuˈsorial adj

in•fu•so•ri•an

(ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ən, -ˈsoʊr-)

n.
1. any of the Infusoria.
adj.
2. infusorial.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infusorian - any member of the subclass Infusoriainfusorian - any member of the subclass Infusoria
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
Infusoria, subclass Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter