from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various sporozoan protozoans of the order Gregarinida that are parasitic within the digestive tracts of various invertebrates including arthropods and annelids.
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Gregarinida.
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- n. Any of various sporozoan protozoans, of the order Gregarinida that are parasitic in the digestive tracts of some invertebrates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Gregarinæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the characters of a gregarina; pertaining to the Gregarinidæ.
- n. One of the Gregarinidæ.
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- n. vermiform protozoans parasitic in insects and other invertebrates
(Lecudinidae, Eugregarinida), a new gregarine parasitizing the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus Horn (1878) (Bostrichidae, Coleoptera).
The gregarine parasite, Locklin said, is single cell and shows up in the intestinal tract of the dragonfly.
Although the parasite is closely related to cryptospiridium parasite that causes digestive symptoms in humans, Locklin said the gregarine parasite is not harmful to people.