paramecium

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Paramecium aurelia

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

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paramecium (plural paramecia or parameciums)

  1. 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, 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

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative paramecium paramecia
Genitive parameciī
paramecī1
parameciōrum
Dative parameciō parameciīs
Accusative paramecium paramecia
Ablative parameciō parameciīs
Vocative paramecium paramecia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).