Definition of Colpoda
: a genus (the type of the family Colpodidae) of small flattened reniform holotrichous freshwater ciliates
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Origin and Etymology of colpoda
borrowed from New Latin, feminine noun based on Greek kolpṓdēs “enclosing, embayed, sinuous,” from kólpos “bosom, lap, fold in a garment, womb” + -ōdēs “like, having the nature of” ◆Genus name introduced by the Danish naturalist Otto Friedrich Müller (1730-84) in Vermium terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu, Animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum et testaceorum … succincta historia, vol. 1, part 1 (Copenhagen & Leipzig, 1773), p. 58. See note at Colpidium.
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