Spirostomum

noun
Spi·​ros·​to·​mum | \ spīˈrästəməm \

Definition of Spirostomum

: a genus (the type of the family Spirostomidae) of large cylindrical elongated heterotrichous ciliates widely distributed in fresh and salt water

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New Latin, from spir- + -stomum

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“Spirostomum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spirostomum. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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