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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