Ophryoscolecidae

plural noun
Ophryo·sco·lec·i·dae | \¦äfrē(ˌ)ōskōˈlesəˌdē, ¦ōf-\

Definition of Ophryoscolecidae 

: a large family of oligotrichous ciliates that are endocommensals in the stomach of ruminants where they break down starches and probably cellulose and presumably contribute protein to their hosts

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History and Etymology for Ophryoscolecidae

New Latin, from Ophryoscolec-, Ophryoscolex, type genus (from Greek ophrys + New Latin -o- + -scolec-, -scolex) + -idae

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