Gyrocotyle

noun
Gy·​ro·​cot·​y·​le | \ ˌjīrōˈkätᵊl(ˌ)ē \

Definition of Gyrocotyle

: a genus (the type of the family Gyrocotylidae) comprising cestodarian worms with a flattened body, an anterior sucker, and a posterior organ in the form of a frilled rosette and sometimes also including worms in which the rosette is replaced by a contractile cylindrical structure that ends in a strong sphincter — compare amphilina

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History and Etymology for Gyrocotyle

New Latin, from gyr- + Greek kotylē cup, small vessel

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“Gyrocotyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gyrocotyle. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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