1

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

  1. taxonomic synonym of suctoria

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of acineta

New Latin, from Greek akinētos motionless, from a- 2a- + kinētos moving — more at kinetic


2

Acineta

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

Definition of Acineta

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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of acineta

New Latin, from Greek akinētos


First Known Use: 1842


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Acineta? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ