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Paramecium

 [par″ah-me´she-um]
a genus of ciliate protozoa.

paramecium

 [par″ah-me´she-um]
any organism of the genus Paramecium.

Paramecium

(par'ă-mē'shē-ŭm, -sē-ŭm),
An abundant genus of freshwater holotrichous ciliates, characteristically slipper-shaped and often large enough to be visible to the naked eye; commonly used for genetic and other studies.
[G. paramēkēs, rather long, fr. mēkos, length]

Paramecium

/Par·a·me·ci·um/ (-me´se-um) a genus of ciliate protozoa.

paramecium

/par·a·me·ci·um/ (-me´se-um) pl. parame´cia   an organism of the genus Paramecium.

paramecium

(păr′ə-mē′sē-əm, -shē-əm)
n. pl. parame·cia (-sē-ə, -shē-ə) or parame·ciums
Any of various slipper-shaped freshwater ciliate protozoans of the genus Paramecium, having an oral groove for feeding.

Par·a·me·ci·um

(par'ă-mē'sē-ŭm)
An abundant genus of freshwater holotrichous ciliates, characteristically slipper shaped and often large enough to be visible to the naked eye; commonly used for genetic and other studies.
[G. paramēkēs, rather long, fr. mēkos, length]
Parameciumclick for a larger image
Fig. 245 Paramecium . General structure.

Paramecium

a genus of freshwater PROTOZOAN, having an oval body covered with cilia and a ventral ciliated groove for feeding.

Paramecium

a genus of ciliate protozoa.