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vorticella

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noun vor·ti·cel·la \ˌvȯr-tə-ˈse-lə\

Definition of vorticella

plural

vorticellae

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vorticellas

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



Origin and Etymology of vorticella

New Latin, from Latin vortic-, vortex


First Known Use: 1787


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