Heterotricha

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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Origin and Etymology of heterotricha

New Latin, from heter- + -tricha


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