vorticella

noun vor·ti·cel·la \ ˌvȯr-tə-ˈse-lə \

Definition of vorticella

plural vorticellae play \ˌvȯr-tə-ˈse-(ˌ)lē\ or vorticellas
: any of a genus (Vorticella) of stalked bell-shaped ciliates

Origin and Etymology of vorticella

New Latin, from Latin vortic-, vortex


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