paramecium

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From Ancient Greek παραμήκης (paramḗkēs, oval), from μῆκος (mêkos, length).

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paramecium (plural paramecia or parameciums)

  1. (zoology) An oval-shaped protozoan organism of the genus Paramecium.
    • 1983, Robert Drewe, The Bodysurfers, Penguin 2009, p. 144:
      The sun beats on his eyelids; inside them a paramecium revolves. A blink and it changes pattern like a kaleidoscope.
    • 1997, Don DeLillo, Underworld, 2003 edition, ISBN 0684848155, page 560 [1]:
      Edgar noticed that Clyde was wearing a necktie with a driblet design. The little figures made him think of paramecia, sinister organisms with gullets and feeding grooves.

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paramecium n (genitive parameciī); second declension

  1. paramecium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative paramecium paramecia
genitive parameciī parameciōrum
dative parameciō parameciīs
accusative paramecium paramecia
ablative parameciō parameciīs
vocative paramecium paramecia