Acineta

Ac·​i·​ne·​ta | \ ˌa-sə-ˈnē-tə, ˌa-kə-ˈnā- \
variants: or Acinetae \ ˌa-​sə-​ˈ-​nē-​ˌtē , ˌa-​kə-​ˈnā-​ˌtī \

Definition of Acineta

 (Entry 1 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of suctoria

Acineta

noun
Ac·​i·​ne·​ta | \ ˌa-sə-ˈnē-tə, ˌa-kə-ˈnā- \

Definition of Acineta (Entry 2 of 2)

: a widely distributed genus of loricate usually stalked suctorian protozoa with tentacles in two or three bundles at the anterior end

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First Known Use of Acineta

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acineta

New Latin, from Greek akinētos motionless, from a- a- entry 2 + kinētos moving

Noun

New Latin, from Greek akinētos

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“Acineta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acineta. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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