Opalina

noun
Opa·​li·​na | \ ˌōpəˈlīnə, -lēnə \

Definition of Opalina

: a genus (the type of the family Opalinidae) of large flattened multinucleate protociliates that are endozoic in the rectum of amphibians

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History and Etymology for Opalina

New Latin, from Latin opalus opal + New Latin -ina

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“Opalina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opalina. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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