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Pronunciation: ak′ti-nō-mik-sid′ē-ă

Definition: A sporozoan order with a double cellular envelope, three polar capsules, and eight spores; parasitic chiefly in segmented worms, such as the common earthworm.

[actino- + G. myxa, mucus]

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