Definition of Euplotes
: a genus (the type of the family Euplotidae) of large rigid ovoid hypotrichous ciliates extremely common in fresh and salt water
euplotid\-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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