Definition of Difflugia
1. Noun. A protozoan with an ovoid shell of cemented sand grains.
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Literary usage of Difflugia
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1. Microscopy for Beginners: Or, Common Objects from the Ponds and Ditches by Alfred Cheatham Stokes (1887)
"There are several species of the genus difflugia, of which the following are about the commonest. They are found abundantly in the mud and among Sphagnum. ..."
2. Aquatic Microscopy for Beginners: Or, Common Objects from the Ponds and Ditches by Alfred Cheatham Stokes (1918)
"I have seen a single difflugia empty four ... and perforated at somewhat regular intervals, by holes with ragged margins, the work of a hungry difflugia. ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"That of difflugia has a delicate membranous basis, but includes foreign particle«, so as to re«emble the built- up case of a Caddis worm. ..."
4. An Introduction to General Biology by William Thompson Sedgwick, Edmund Beecher Wilson (1899)
"difflugia (Fig. 86, B), also a common fresh-water form, builds about itself a beautiful vase-shaped or retort-shaped shell composed of sand-grains, or even, ..."
5. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1877)
"Of the forms referred to difflugia symmetrica by Dr. Wallich, the first one described ... Wallich remarks in reference to the tests of difflugia symmetrica, ..."
6. The Divine Pedigree of Man, Or, The Testimony of Evolution and Psychology to by Thomson Jay Hudson (1899)
"Wonderful Instincts of the difflugia. — Romanes on Instinct. — The Subjective Mind of Man and Animals Identical. — It is the Mind that is inherited from ..."
7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"difflugia globosa Dujardin. Diameter 58-65 ft. Hummock Pond. ... difflugia corona Wallich. The only specimens referable to this species were from Wigwam ..."
8. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1874)
"Note on tke Enemies of difflugia.—Prof. LEIDY remarked that in the relationship of ... The difflugia had many enemies. I have repeatedly observed an ..."