turbellarian

noun
tur·​bel·​lar·​i·​an | \ ˌtər-bə-ˈler-ē-ən How to pronounce turbellarian (audio) \

Definition of turbellarian

: any of a class (Turbellaria) of mostly aquatic and free-living flatworms (such as a planarian)

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turbellarian adjective

First Known Use of turbellarian

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for turbellarian

ultimately from Latin turbellae (plural) bustle, stir, diminutive of turba confusion, crowd; from the tiny eddies created in water by the cilia

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“Turbellarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbellarian. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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turbellarian

noun
tur·​bel·​lar·​i·​an | \ -ˈler-ē-ən, -ˈlar- How to pronounce turbellarian (audio) \

Medical Definition of turbellarian

: any flatworm of the class Turbellaria

Other Words from turbellarian

turbellarian adjective

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