<zoology> An order of Protozoa, allied to the Rhizopoda, and parasitic in other animals, as in the earthworm, lobster, etc. When adult, they have a small, wormlike body inclosing a nucleus, but without external organs; in one of the young stages, they are amoebiform.

Synonyms: Gregarinida, and Gregarinaria.

Origin: NL, fr. Gregarina the typical genus, fr. L. Gregarius. See Gregarious.

(01 Mar 1998)

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