noun Ep·i·sty·lis \ˌepəˈstīlə̇s\

Definition of Epistylis

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Epistylidae) of fixed colonial peritrichous ciliates ectocommensal on aquatic animals and including both solitary and colonial forms

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Origin and Etymology of epistylis

New Latin, from epi- + -stylis (from Greek stylos)

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