actinomyxidian
actinomyxidian actinomyxidian n. 1. a type of parasite of worms. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • actinomyxidian — ▪ protozoan also called  Actinosporean,        any parasitic microorganism of the class Actinomyxidia (Actinosporea), phylum Myxosporidia (Myxospora). It inhabits the alimentary canal of certain aquatic worms. The characteristic spores develop in …   Universalium

  • actinomyxidian — ac·ti·no·myx·id·i·an …   English syllables

  • actinomyxidian — noun parasites of worms • Hypernyms: ↑sporozoan • Member Holonyms: ↑Actinomyxidia, ↑order Actinomyxidia * * * adjective or noun see actinomyxidia …   Useful english dictionary

  • cnidosporidian — ▪ protozoan       any protozoan parasite of the subphylum Cnidospora. The approximately 1,100 known species are characterized by walled spores with one to four hollow polar filaments. The spore has a multicellular origin i.e., the cells that… …   Universalium

  • Actinomyxidia — noun parasites of worms • Syn: ↑order Actinomyxidia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidosporidia, ↑subclass Cnidosporidia • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Actinomyxidia — noun parasites of worms • Syn: ↑Actinomyxidia • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidosporidia, ↑subclass Cnidosporidia • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sporozoan — noun parasitic spore forming protozoan • Hypernyms: ↑protozoan, ↑protozoon • Hyponyms: ↑sporozoite, ↑trophozoite, ↑merozoite, ↑coccidium, ↑eimeria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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