gastrotrich
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek gastr- + trich-, thrix hair — more at trich- Date: 1940 any of a phylum (Gastrotricha) of minute aquatic pseudocoelomate animals that usually have a spiny or scaly cuticle and cilia on the ventral surface

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  • gastrotrich — gastrotrichan /gas tro tri keuhn/, adj. /gas treuh trik/, n. any of the microscopic, multicellular animals of the class or phylum Gastrotricha, of fresh or salt waters, characterized by bands of cilia on the ventral surface of the bottle shaped… …   Universalium

  • gastrotrich — noun A microscopic aquatic animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, with a worm like body and cilia …   Wiktionary

  • gastrotrich — gas·tro·trich …   English syllables

  • gastrotrich — gas•tro•trich [[t]ˈgæs trə trɪk[/t]] n. ivt any tiny aquatic animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, having a long, sometimes bottle shaped body, with cilia on the underside • Etymology: 1935–40; < NL Gastrotricha < Gk gastro gastro + tricha,… …   From formal English to slang

  • gastrotrich — /ˈgæstrətrɪk/ (say gastruhtrik) noun one of the microscopic multicellular worms belonging to the phylum Gastrotricha, having bands of cilia on the ventral side of the body …   Australian English dictionary

  • gastrotrich — ˈgastrə.ˌtrik noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Gastrotricha : an animal of the group Gastrotricha * * * gastrotrichan /gas tro tri keuhn/, adj. /gas treuh trik/, n. any of the microscopic, multicellular animals of the class or phylum Gastrotr …   Useful english dictionary

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