Paramecium

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Coined by John Hill in 1752 from Ancient Greek παραμήκης (paramḗkēs, oblong, oval) + -ium.

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Paramecium n

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Parameciidae – a ciliophore widely used as a model organism and for education.

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