Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. vermiform protozoans parasitic in insects and other invertebrates

Etymologies

From New Latin Gregārīna, type genus, from Latin gregārius, belonging to a flock; see gregarious.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • (Lecudinidae, Eugregarinida), a new gregarine parasitizing the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus Horn (1878) (Bostrichidae, Coleoptera).

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  • The gregarine parasite, Locklin said, is single cell and shows up in the intestinal tract of the dragonfly.

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  • 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.

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