Meaning of paramecium

par•a•me•ci•um

Pronunciation: (par"u-mē'shē-um, -shum, -sē-um), [key]
— pl. -ci•a
  1. any ciliated freshwater protozoan of the genus Paramecium, having an oval body and a long, deep oral groove.
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