Definition of myxosporidian in English:

myxosporidian

noun

Biology
  • A protozoan parasite of the sporozoan phylum Myxospora or class Myxosporea, chiefly affecting fishes and producing spores with extrusible coiled filaments contained in polar capsules.

adjective

Biology
  • Of, relating to, caused by, or designating a myxosporidian.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Edward Minchin (1866–1915). From scientific Latin Myxosporidia Myxosporidia + -an.

Pronunciation

myxosporidian

/ˌmɪksəspəˈrɪdɪən/