turbellarian


tur·bel·lar·i·an

noun \ˌtər-bə-ˈler-ē-ən\

Definition of TURBELLARIAN

:  any of a class (Turbellaria) of mostly aquatic and free-living flatworms (as a planarian)
turbellarian adjective

Origin of TURBELLARIAN

ultimately from Latin turbellae (plural) bustle, stir, diminutive of turba confusion, crowd; from the tiny eddies created in water by the cilia
First Known Use: 1883

tur·bel·lar·i·an

noun \-ˈler-ē-ən, -ˈlar-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURBELLARIAN

: any flatworm of the class Turbellaria
turbellarian adjective

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