plural noun

: a suborder of Spirotricha comprising ciliates that have cilia only on the ventral surface and usually fused to cirri and that often have tactile bristles on the dorsum compare euplotes , oxytricha , stylonychia

Word History


New Latin, from hypo- + -tricha

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“Hypotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypotricha. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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