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]

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greg·a·loid (gregґə-loid) [L. grex flock + -oid] said of a type of loose colony of protozoa; see under colony.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • gregaloid — greg·a·loid …   English syllables

  • 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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