: a genus of large heterotrichous ciliated protozoans having the form of a somewhat flattened ellipsoid with a truncated anterior end and being common and free-living in fresh and salt water

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New Latin, from condyl- + -stoma

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“Condylostoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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