plural noun Rhi·zo·ta \rīˈzōtə\

Definition of Rhizota

in some classifications

  1. :  an order of rotifers that when adult are attached by the truncated end of the tail


\ˈrīˌzōt\ adjective


\(ˈ)rī¦zōtik, -zät-\ adjective

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of rhizota

New Latin, irregular from Greek rhizoun to cause to strike root — more at rhizome

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Rhizota? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!