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

Word History


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

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“Euplotes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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