('little animal', from Latin animal
+ the diminutive suffix
-culum) is an old term for a microscopic organisms
- to the common species
proteus. The term "Proteus animalcule
in use throughout
the 18th and 19th centuries, as an informal...
- "wheel" and -fer "bearing"), commonly called wheel animals
or wheel animalcules
, make up a phylum
(Rotifera) of microscopic
and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate...
(Dutch for "small animals" [translated into English
, from Latin animalculum
= "tiny animal"]). Through
his experiments, he...
- Stentor, sometimes called trumpet animalcules
, are a genus
of filter-feeding, heterotrophic
of the heterotrichs. They are usually...
to that of a slipper, and commonly referred
to it as the "slipper animalcule
." The pellicle
is uniformly covered
with cilia, and has a long oral groove...
- this creature
the name "Chausson", or "slipper", and the phrase
in use as a colloquial epithet
for Paramecium, throughout
- and Rec Rec and Lumiloop
on July 22. Luminaria
and Sun Animalcule
were released August
5, and Marine
Snow and Volvoice
many specific forms
of microorganisms. Leeuwenhoek named these
,” which included protozoa
and other unicellular
organisms, like bacteria...
- called these microscopic living organisms
"little animals". Those
"very little animalcules
" he was able to isolate