Meaning of animalcule

an•i•mal•cule

Pronunciation: (an"u-mal'kyl), [key]
— n.
  1. a minute or microscopic animal, nearly or quite invisible to the naked eye, as an infusorian or rotifer.
  2. a tiny animal, as a mouse or fly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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