1. microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium
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  • The reefs of the Pacific, the deep-sea soundings of the Atlantic, show that it is to the slow-growing coral and to the imperceptible animalcule, which lives its brief space and then adds its tiny shell to the muddy cairn left by its brethren and ancestors, that we must look as the agents in the formation of limestone and chalk, and not to hypothetical oceans saturated with calcareous salts and suddenly depositing them. Essays
  • The founder of protozoology was him - self firmly opposed to the notion that his “animalcules” could have arisen from the putrefying matter that made up their usual environment. SPONTANEOUS GENERATION
  • These movements are termed amoebiform, because they quite resemble the movements of a small animalcule which is named amoeba. Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky
  • This causes some smarting, but it is effectual; it kills the _acarus_, (itch animalcule) and in a few days the sores heal, the itching all subsides immediately. An Epitome of the Homeopathic Healing Art Containing the New Discoveries and Improvements to the Present Time
  • And it may be asked what advantage, as far as we can see, would it be to an infusorian animalcule -- to an intestinal worm, or even to an earthworm -- to be highly organized. Introduction to the Science of Sociology
  • For instance, there is the word animalcule (plural animalcules), also written animalculum (plural animalcula). Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"
  • single cells" -- that is to say, "protoplasmic" animalcules of the simplest structure -- provided with a vibrating crest and tail by means of which they swim with incessant screw-like movement through the blood. More Science From an Easy Chair
  • Three weeks later, on April 24, 1676, he discovered an incredible number of very little animalcules, marking the first sighting of bacteria.
  • And it may be asked what advantage, as far as we can see, would it be to an infusorian animalcule—to an intestinal worm—or even to an earthworm, to be highly organised. IV. Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest. On the Degree to Which Organisation Tends to Advance
  • Since animalcules were visible only under a microscope, most of the city's residents had neither seen nor heard of them.
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