Slipper animalcule
Slipper Slip"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster]

4. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called {shoe}, and {gib}. [1913 Webster]

{Slipper animalcule} (Zo["o]l.), a ciliated infusorian of the genus {Paramecium}.

{Slipper flower}.(Bot.) Slipperwort.

{Slipper limpet}, or {Slipper shell} (Zo["o]l.), a boat shell. [1913 Webster]


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  • slipper animalcule — noun Etymology: slipper (II) : a ciliated protozoan of the genus Paramecium (especially P. caudatum) that is shaped somewhat like a slipper * * * slipper animalcule see ↑Paramecium • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slipper animalcule — noun A paramecium …   Wiktionary

  • Slipper — Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper flower — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper limpet — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper shell — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Animalcule — ( little animal , from Latin animal + the diminutive suffix culum ) is an older term for a microscopic animal or protozoan. Some better known animalcules include:* Rotifers, called wheel animalcules * Paramecium , called slipper animalcules *… …   Wikipedia

  • gib — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoe — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paramecium — Taxobox color = name = Paramecia image width = 200px image caption = Paramecium aurelia Unicelluar or Multicelluar = Unicellular domain = Eukaryota regnum = Protista super phylum = Alveolata phylum = Ciliophora classis = Oligohymenophorea ordo =… …   Wikipedia

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