plural noun
Het·​er·​ot·​ri·​cha | \ ˌhetəˈrä‧trə̇kə \

Definition of Heterotricha

: a suborder of Spirotricha comprising ciliate protozoans that have uniform or reduced ciliation but no cirri and containing free-living organisms (as members of the genus Stentor) as well as commensals and parasites of vertebrate intestines — see balantidium

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New Latin, from heter- + -tricha

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“Heterotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterotricha. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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