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From pseudo- + Latin nāvicula, diminutive of nāvis (ship). See navicular.


pseudonavicula (plural pseudonaviculas or pseudonaviculae)

  1. (zoology) One of the minute spindle-shaped embryos of Gregarinae and some other Protozoa.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pseudonavicula in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)