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turbellarian

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noun tur·bel·lar·i·an \ˌtər-bə-ˈler-ē-ən\

Definition of turbellarian

  1. :  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


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turbellarian

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noun tur·bel·lar·i·an \-ˈler-ē-ən, -ˈlar-\

Medical Definition of turbellarian

  1. :  any flatworm of the class Turbellaria

turbellarian adjective



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