Chilodonella

noun
Chi·​lo·​do·​nel·​la | \ ˌkīlədəˈnelə \

Definition of Chilodonella

: a large genus of freshwater or brackish water holotrichous ciliates that are ovoid and dorsoventrally flattened and that include a number of ectoparasites some of which are destructive pests of the skin and gills of cyprinoid fishes

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History and Etymology for Chilodonella

New Latin, from Chilodon + -ella

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“Chilodonella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chilodonella. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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