Definition of Genus Paramecium

1. Noun. Freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove.

Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Ciliata, Ciliophora, Class Ciliata, Class Ciliophora
Member holonyms: Paramecia, Paramecium

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Paramecium

genus Pan
genus Panax
genus Pandanus
genus Pandion
genus Panicum
genus Panonychus
genus Panthera
genus Papaver
genus Paphiopedilum
genus Papio
genus Paprilus
genus Paracheirodon
genus Paradoxurus
genus Paralichthys
genus Paralithodes
genus Paramecium (current term)
genus Paranthias
genus Paranthropus
genus Parascalops
genus Parasitaxus
genus Parathelypteris
genus Parietaria
genus Paris
genus Parkia
genus Parkinsonia
genus Parmelia
genus Parochetus
genus Paronychia
genus Parophrys

Literary usage of Genus Paramecium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"Oral groove present. genus Paramecium. Mouth near middle of body; pharynx short; oral groove oblique. Species caudatum (tailed). ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"... are suddenly projected to about eight times their former length in the 'form of long thread-like filaments. In the genus Paramecium the ..."

3. On Human Entozoa: Comprising the Description of the Different Species of by William Abbotts Smith (1863)
"The protozoa observed by Malmsten, of Stockholm, in some cases of cholera and diarrhoea were referred to the genus Paramecium, to which also probably ..."

4. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1888)
"... tric animalcule of the genus Paramecium. In the same paper he says, referring to the above, ' with such facts before us, there is no longer any doubt ..."

5. Marvels of pond-life; or, A year's microscopic recreations among the polyps by Henry James Slack (1878)
"The genus Paramecium is now confined to those creatures which exhibit rows of longitudinal cilia of uniform length, which are destitute of hooks, styles, ..."

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