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rotifer

rotifer

noun ro·ti·fer \ˈrō-tə-fər\

Definition of ROTIFER

:  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 of ROTIFER

ultimately from Latin rota + -fer
First Known Use: 1793

rotifer

noun ro·ti·fer \ˈrōt-ə-fər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROTIFER

:  any member of the class Rotifera

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