rotifer

noun ro·ti·fer \ ˈrō-tə-fər \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of rotifer

: any of a class (Rotifera of the phylum Aschelminthes) of minute usually microscopic but many-celled chiefly freshwater aquatic invertebrates having the anterior end modified into a retractile disk bearing circles of strong cilia that often give the appearance of rapidly revolving wheels

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Origin and Etymology of rotifer

ultimately from Latin rota + -fer


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rotifer

noun ro·ti·fer \ ˈrōt-ə-fər \

medical Definition of rotifer

: any member of the class Rotifera

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