Pleuronema

noun
Pleu·​ro·​ne·​ma | \ˌplu̇rəˈnēmə\

Definition of Pleuronema 

: a genus of holotrichous ciliates living in fresh and salt water and having an ovoid body with a folding undulating membrane — see holotricha

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New Latin, from pleur- + -nema

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