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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“Ploima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ploima. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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