Meaning of microsporidian in English:

microsporidian

noun

Zoology

Pronunciation

microsporidian

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)spəˈrɪdɪən/ /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)spɒˈrɪdɪən/

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or caused by such an organism.

Pronunciation

microsporidian

/ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)spəˈrɪdɪən/ /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)spɒˈrɪdɪən/

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From scientific Latin Microsporidia, class name (from micro- + -sporidia (in Myxosporidia), after French Microsporidies) + -an.