gregarine


noun

  1. a type of sporozoan parasite that inhabits the digestive and other cavities of various invertebrates and produces cysts filled with spores.

adjective

  1. having the characteristics of or pertaining to a gregarine or gregarines.

noun

  1. any parasitic protozoan of the order Gregarinida, typically occurring in the digestive tract and body cavity of other invertebrates: phylum Apicomplexa (sporozoans)

adjective Also: gregarinian (ˌɡrɛɡəˈrɪnɪən)

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Gregarinida

n.

  1. Any of various sporozoan protozoans of the order Gregarinida that are parasitic within the digestive tracts of various invertebrates.

adj.

  1. Of or belonging to the order Gregarinida.

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