Chonotricha

plural noun
Cho·​not·​ri·​cha | \ kōˈnä‧trə̇kə \

Definition of Chonotricha

: a small order of euciliate protozoans that are commensal on the surface of aquatic invertebrates, have a more or less vasiform body with reduced ciliation and complex terminal peristome, and reproduce by budding and in some cases by conjugation

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Other Words from Chonotricha

chonotrichous \ -​kəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Chonotricha

New Latin, from chono- (irregular from Greek chonnos copper cup) + -tricha

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“Chonotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chonotricha. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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