Licnophora

noun Lic·noph·o·ra \ likˈnäfərə \

Definition of Licnophora

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of licnophora

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


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