Stylonychia

noun
Sty·lo·nych·ia | \ˌstīləˈnikēə\

Definition of Stylonychia 

: 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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History and Etymology for Stylonychia

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

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