Definition of Animalcules. Meaning of Animalcules. Synonyms of Animalcules

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Definition of Animalcules

Animalcule
Animalcule An`i*mal"cule, n. [As if fr. a L. animalculum, dim. of animal.] 1. A small animal, as a fly, spider, etc. [Obs.] --Ray. 2. (Zo["o]l.) An animal, invisible, or nearly so, to the naked eye. See Infusoria. Note: Many of the so-called animalcules have been shown to be plants, having locomotive powers something like those of animals. Among these are Volvox, the Desmidiac[ae], and the siliceous Diatomace[ae]. Spermatic animalcules. See Spermatozoa.

Meaning of Animalcules from wikipedia

- better-known types of animalcule include: Actinophrys, and other heliozoa, termed sun animalcules. Amoeba, termed Proteus animalcules. Noctiluca scintillans...
- "wheel" and -fer "bearing"), commonly called wheel animals or wheel animalcules, make up a phylum (Rotifera) of microscopic and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate...
- Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 10 June 2009. Wim van Egmond. "Sun animalcules and amoebas". Microscopy-UK. Archived from the original on 4 November...
- diertgens or diertjes (Dutch for "small animals" [translated into English as animalcules, from Latin animalculum = "tiny animal"]). Through his experiments, he...
- called these microscopic living organisms "animalcules", meaning "little animals". Those "very little animalcules" he was able to isolate from different sources...
- later, he discovered in the open gl**** tube 'a great many very little animalcules, of divers sort having its own particular motion.' Not expecting to see...
- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing "animalcules". 1775 – American Revolutionary War: The Invasion of Canada begins with...
- described many specific forms of microorganisms. Leeuwenhoek named theseanimalcules,” which included protozoa and other unicellular organisms, like bacteria...
- Stentor, sometimes called trumpet animalcules, are a genus of filter-feeding, heterotrophic ciliates, representative of the heterotrichs. They are usually...
- Sperm were believed to contain complete preformed individuals called "animalcules". Development was therefore a matter of enlarging this into a fully formed...
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