Ploima

plural noun
Ploi·​ma | \ˈplȯimə, -lōəmə\

Definition of Ploima 

: a suborder of Monogononta or other large group of rotifers that are propelled by the ciliated disk only and that usually have a forked and more or less retractile tail

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History and Etymology for Ploima

New Latin, from Greek plōimos fit for sailing; akin to Greek plein to sail, float

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