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

- ' Some better-known animalcules include: Actinophrys, and other heliozoa, called sun animalcules Amoeba, called Proteus animalcule Noctiluca scintillans...
- The rotifers (Rotifera, commonly called wheel animals) make up a phylum of microscopic and near-microscopic pseudocoelomate animals. They were first described...
- Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 10 June 2009. Wim van Egmond. "Sun animalcules and amoebas". Microscopy-UK. Flor-Parra, Ignacio; Bernal, Manuel; Zhurinsky...
- Stentor, sometimes called trumpet animalcules, are a genus of filter-feeding, heterotrophic ciliates, representative of the heterotrichs. They are usually...
- Heliozoa, commonly known as sun-animalcules, are microbial eukaryotes (protists) with stiff arms (axopodia) radiating from their spherical bodies, which...
- first to experiment with microbes, which he originally referred to as animalcules (from Latin animalculum = "tiny animal"). Through his experiments, he...
- 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...
- Sperm were believed to contain complete preformed individuals called "animalcules". Development was therefore a matter of enlarging this into a fully formed...
- described many specific forms of microorganisms. Leeuwenhoek named theseanimalcules,” which included protozoa and other unicellular organisms, like bacteria...
- Dutch microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) discovered "animalcules" in the sperm of humans and other animals. Some scientists speculated...
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