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rotifer

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noun ro·ti·fer \ˈrō-tə-fər\

Definition of rotifer

  1. :  any of a class (Rotifera of the phylum Aschelminthes) of minute usually microscopic but many-celled chiefly freshwater aquatic invertebrates having the anterior end modified into a retractile disk bearing circles of strong cilia that often give the appearance of rapidly revolving wheels



Origin and Etymology of rotifer

ultimately from Latin rota + -fer


First Known Use: 1793


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rotifer

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noun ro·ti·fer \ˈrōt-ə-fər\

Medical Definition of rotifer

  1. :  any member of the class Rotifera




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