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capsid Tweet Definition of capsid Like Definition of capsid on Facebook
noun
  1. the outer protein shell of a virus
chlamydia Tweet Definition of chlamydia Like Definition of chlamydia on Facebook
noun (s, pl2=chlamydiae, -)
  1. (context, pathology, uncountable) Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis
  2. (context, zoology, countable) Any of various coccoid microorganisms of the genus Chlamydia that are pathogenic to humans and other animals
ciliate Tweet Definition of ciliate Like Definition of ciliate on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of many protozoa, of the class Ciliata, that have many cilia
adjective
  1. ciliated
  2. Of or pertaining to the eyelash
cocci Tweet Definition of cocci Like Definition of cocci on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, coccus)
coccus Tweet Definition of coccus Like Definition of coccus on Facebook
noun (cocci)
  1. Any approximately spherical bacterium
colony Tweet Definition of colony Like Definition of colony on Facebook
noun (colonies)
  1. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
    • Bermuda is a crown of Great Britain.
      1. A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
    • ant
    • The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore " a of specialized polyps and medusoids. Wikipedia article on (w, Portuguese Man o' War)
culture medium Tweet Definition of culture medium Like Definition of culture medium on Facebook
noun
  1. (microbiology) A liquid or gel, containing nutrients, that is used to cultivate microorganisms.
cytozoon Tweet Definition of cytozoon Like Definition of cytozoon on Facebook
noun
  1. (cytology) a parasite, especially a protozoon, living within a cell.

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