noun ac·ti·noph·rys \ˌak-tə-ˈnä-frəs, ak-ˈti-nə-\

Definition of actinophrys

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of protozoans (order Heliozoa) widely distributed in stagnant water

  2. 2 plural actinophrys :  a protozoan of the genus Actinophrys

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Origin and Etymology of actinophrys

New Latin, from actin- + Greek ophrys brow, rim — more at brow

First Known Use: 1840

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