Definition of Animalcules. Meaning of Animalcules. Synonyms of Animalcules
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Definition of Animalcules
AnimalculeAnimalcule An`i*mal"cule, n. [As if fr. a L. animalculum, dim.
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
include: Actinophrys, and other
. Amoeba, termed Proteus animalcules
- "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...
(Dutch for "small animals" [translated into English
, from Latin animalculum
= "tiny animal"]). Through
his experiments, he...
- called these microscopic living organisms
"little animals". Those
"very little animalcules
" he was able to isolate
- later, he discovered
in the open gl**** tube 'a great
many very little animalcules
, of divers
its own particular
motion.' Not expecting
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to the Royal Society describing
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many specific forms
of microorganisms. Leeuwenhoek named these
,” which included protozoa
and other unicellular
organisms, like bacteria...
- Stentor, sometimes called trumpet animalcules
, are a genus
of filter-feeding, heterotrophic
of the heterotrichs. They are usually...
to contain complete preformed individuals called
this into a fully
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