Cyclochaeta

noun

Cy·​clo·​chae·​ta
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cycl- + -chaeta

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“Cyclochaeta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyclochaeta. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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