: a genus (the type of the family Podophryidae) of stalked subspherical naked suctorian protozoans common in fresh or salt water

Word History


New Latin, from pod- + -ophrya (from Greek ophryē, ophrys crag, brow of a hill, eyebrow)

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“Podophrya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Podophrya. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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