plural noun
Col·​po·​di·​dae | \ kälˈpōdəˌdē \

Definition of Colpodidae

: a large family of common and widely distributed chiefly aquatic free-living holotrichous ciliates

History and Etymology for Colpodidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Colpoda Colpoda + -idae -idae

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“Colpodidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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