vorticella


vor·ti·cel·la

noun \ˌvr-tə-ˈse-lə\
plural vor·ti·cel·lae\-ˈse-(ˌ)lē\ or vor·ti·cellas

Definition of VORTICELLA

:  any of a genus (Vorticella) of stalked bell-shaped ciliates

Origin of VORTICELLA

New Latin, from Latin vortic-, vortex
First Known Use: 1787

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