Oligotricha

plural noun
Ol·i·got·ri·cha | \ˌäləˈgä‧trə̇kə\

Definition of Oligotricha 

: a suborder of Spirotricha comprising ciliated protozoans having the body ciliation reduced to a few large bristles or entirely absent and including numerous free-living aquatic forms (as the tintinnids) as well as the cellulose-digesting ciliates of the ruminant stomach — compare ophryoscolecidae , tintinnidae

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oligotrichous \¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗kəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Oligotricha

New Latin, from olig- + -tricha

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