: a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Oxytrichidae) of flexible ellipsoidal hypotrichous ciliates with eight frontal, five ventral, and undeveloped caudal cirri compare stylonychia
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from oxy- + -tricha

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“Oxytricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxytricha. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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