gastrotrich


gas·tro·trich

noun \ˈgas-trə-ˌtrik\

Definition of GASTROTRICH

:  any of a phylum (Gastrotricha) of minute aquatic pseudocoelomate animals that usually have a spiny or scaly cuticle and cilia on the ventral surface

Origin of GASTROTRICH

ultimately from Greek gastr- + trich-, thrix hair — more at trich-
First Known Use: 1940

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