Chonotricha

plural noun

Cho·​not·​ri·​cha
kōˈnä‧trə̇kə
: 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
chonotrichous
-kəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Chonotricha

Cite this Entry

“Chonotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chonotricha. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!