Chonotricha

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

Definition of Chonotricha

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of chonotricha

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


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