noun Eu·plo·tes \yüˈplōt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Euplotes

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Euplotidae) of large rigid ovoid hypotrichous ciliates extremely common in fresh and salt water


\-ōtə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of euplotes

New Latin, from eu- + -plotes (probably irregular from Greek plōt-, plōs swimmer, from plein to sail, swim) — more at flow

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a brief usually trivial fact

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