infusoria

Part of speech: noun

Animalcules found in infusions of decaying substances.

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Usage examples "infusoria":

  1. You mean that if every living thing in the world should pass out, every man, every plant, every animal, even down to microscopic infusoria, the Mind would collect all its electrons, and through some more jealous law of, er, cohesion hold these electrons inviolate from matter and energy? - "Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930", Various.
  2. The book in which I recorded my observations, and which also contained a number of microscopic drawings of marine infusoria, collected during a five months' voyage, was afterwards lost, so I cannot now refer to my notes. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.