Trichoplax

noun Tricho·plax \ˈtrikəˌplaks\

Definition of Trichoplax

  1. :  a genus of minute marine animals that are sometimes classed among the Mesozoa but are probably larval hydrozoans and that have a completely ciliated discoid body composed of three layers of cells but not otherwise differentiated

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Origin and Etymology of trichoplax

New Latin, from trich- + Greek plax flat surface


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