Chilodonella

noun Chi·lo·do·nel·la \ˌkīlədəˈnelə\

Definition of Chilodonella

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chilodonella

New Latin, from Chilodon + -ella


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