Licnophora

noun

Lic·​noph·​o·​ra
likˈnäfərə
: a genus of peritrichous ciliate protozoans that have a posterior attaching disk and a very large fanlike anterior membranellar zone extending to the cytopharynx and are commensal

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek liknon winnowing fan + New Latin -phora

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“Licnophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Licnophora. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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