Tintinnidae

plural noun
Tin·​tin·​ni·​dae | \ tin‧ˈtinəˌdē \

Definition of Tintinnidae

: a large family that comprises loricate oligotrichous typically pelagic ciliates widely distributed in the seas and occasionally found in fresh and brackish water and sometimes made coextensive with a suborder or other major division of Spirotricha

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History and Etymology for Tintinnidae

New Latin, from Tintinnus, type genus (probably from Latin tintinnare to ring) + -idae

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“Tintinnidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tintinnidae. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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