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 (păr′ə-mē′sē-əm, -shē-əm)
n. pl. par·a·me·ci·a (-sē-ə, -shē-ə) or par·a·me·ci·ums
Any of various slipper-shaped freshwater ciliate protozoans of the genus Paramecium, having an oral groove for feeding.

[New Latin Paramēcium, genus name, from Greek paramēkēs, oblong in shape : para-, alongside; see para-1 + mēkos, length; see māk- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.paramecia - any member of the genus Parameciumparamecia - any member of the genus Paramecium  
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
genus Paramecium - freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove
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