Oligotricha

plural noun

Ol·​i·​got·​ri·​cha
ˌäləˈgä‧trə̇kə
: 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
oligotrichous
¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗kəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from olig- + -tricha

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“Oligotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oligotricha. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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