Spirotricha

plural noun
Spi·​rot·​ri·​cha | \ spīˈrä‧trə̇kə \

Definition of Spirotricha

: a large order consisting of euciliate protozoans with well-developed peristome and adoral zone of membranelles and general body cilia that are uniform or variously reduced and fused into cirri and including the suborders Heterotricha, Oligotricha, and Hypotricha

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New Latin, from spir- + -tricha

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“Spirotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spirotricha. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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