Oxytricha

noun Ox·yt·ri·cha \äkˈsi‧trə̇kə\

Definition of Oxytricha

  1. :  a widely distributed genus (the type of the family Oxytrichidae) of flexible ellipsoidal hypotrichous ciliates with eight frontal, five ventral, and undeveloped caudal cirri — compare stylonychia

oxytrichid

\-rə̇kə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of oxytricha

New Latin, from 1oxy- + -tricha


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