Cyclochaeta

noun
Cy·​clo·​chae·​ta

Definition of Cyclochaeta 

: a genus of peritrichous ciliates that have marginal cirri about a ventral disk armed with chitinous hooks, are commensals or ectoparasites on aquatic animals, and include one (C. domerguei) which is sometimes destructive to freshwater fishes in hatcheries or aquariums

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New Latin, from cycl- + -chaeta

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