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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Origin and Etymology of gyrocotyle

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


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