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(Zoology) zoology the zoological genus of which the members are the infusorians
In•fu•so•ri•a(ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-)
1. protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora (or class Ciliata).
2. (formerly) various microscopic organisms found in infusions of decaying organic matter.
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|Noun||1.||Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter|
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
infusorian - any member of the subclass Infusoria
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders