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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