noun Sal·i·nel·la \ˌsaləˈnelə\

Definition of Salinella

  1. :  a genus of minute animals of doubtful relationship having the body composed of a single layer of cells surrounding a central digestive cavity — compare mesozoa

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Origin and Etymology of salinella

New Latin, from Latin salinus + New Latin -ella; from the fact that it is found in salines and raised in saline aquariums

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