[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/
protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora (or class Ciliata).
(formerly) any of various microscopic organisms found in infusions of decaying organic matter.
- Infusorial earth
/ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪəl/ noun 1. another name for diatomaceous earth See diatomite
[in-fyoo-sawr-ee-uh n, -sohr-] /ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ən, -ˈsoʊr-/ noun 1. any of the . adjective 2. . /ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪən/ noun (obsolete) 1. any of the microscopic organisms, such as protozoans and rotifers, found in infusions of organic material 2. any member of the subclass Ciliata See ciliate (sense 3) adjective 3. of or relating to infusorians
[in foo-too-roh; English in fyoo-too r-oh, -tyoo r-oh] /ɪn fʊˈtu roʊ; English ɪn fyʊˈtʊər oʊ, -ˈtyʊər oʊ/ adverb, adjective, Latin. 1. in the future.
1. a suffix of nouns formed from verbs, expressing the action of the verb or its result, product, material, etc. (the art of building; a new building; cotton wadding). It is also used to form nouns from words other than verbs (offing; shirting). Verbal nouns ending in -ing are often used attributively (the printing trade) […]