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

History and Etymology for Spirotricha

New Latin, from spir- + -tricha

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“Spirotricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spirotricha. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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