Definition of Animalculum. Meaning of Animalculum. Synonyms of Animalculum

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Definition of Animalculum

Animalculum
Animalculum An`i*mal"cu*lum, n.; pl. Animalcula. [NL. See Animalcule.] An animalcule. Note: Animalcul[ae], as if from a Latin singular animalcula, is a barbarism.

Meaning of Animalculum from wikipedia

- Animalcule ("little animal", from Latin animal + the diminutive suffix -culum) is an older term for a microscopic animal or protozoan. The concept appears...
- microbes, which he originally referred to as animalcules (from Latin animalculum = "tiny animal"). Through his experiments, he was the first to relatively...
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, describing them as a type of "animalculum". In his work Leeuwenhoek clearly described the process of budding, as...
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