gregaloid colony

gregaloid colony
a transient grouping of protozoa formed by union of previously independent organisms; seen in sarcodines and in the ameboid stages of certain other protozoa. Called also gregaloid.

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  • gregaloid — Denoting a loose colony of protozoa formed by the chance union of independent cells, especially among sarcodines with pseudopodial adherence. [L. grex (greg ), a flock] * * * greg·a·loid (gregґə loid) [L. grex flock + oid] said of a type of… …   Medical dictionary

  • gregaloid — ˈgregəˌlȯid adjective Etymology: gregal + oid : resulting from union of previously independent individuals used of a protozoan colony …   Useful english dictionary

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