wheel animal


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Recent Examples on the Web Video: Commonly known as wheel animals, rotifers feed by means of a ring of slender projections called cilia, which appear to spin like a propeller as the animal draws in water filled with a meal of dead bacteria, algae and other detritus. Quanta Magazine, "Ancient Survivors Could Redefine Sex," 19 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of wheel animal

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheel animal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheel%20animal. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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