Stylonychia

noun Sty·lo·nych·ia \ˌstīləˈnikēə\

Definition of Stylonychia

  1. :  a common genus of marine and freshwater, ovoid or reniform, hypotrichous ciliates related to Oxytricha and distinguished by long well-developed caudal cirri

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Origin and Etymology of stylonychia

New Latin, from 1styl- + onych- + -ia


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