Definition of pseudonavicella in US English:

pseudonavicella

noun

Zoology
rare
  • In certain gregarines: an elliptical oocyst (‘spore’) with pointed ends, containing sporozoites.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Jabez Hogg (1817–1899), ophthalmic surgeon. From post-classical Latin pseudonavicella (attributed to C. T. von Siebold, although use in his works has not been traced) from pseudo- + navicella small boat: see quot. 1867.

Pronunciation

pseudonavicella

/ˌs(j)uːdəʊnavɪˈsɛlə/