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gastrotrich

[ gas-truh-trik ]
/ ˈgæs trə trɪk /
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noun
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 or ribbony body and by a protrusible feeding apparatus at the mouth.
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Origin of gastrotrich

1935–40; <New Latin Gastrotricha, equivalent to gastro-gastro- + Greek -tricha neuter plural of -trichos -haired, adj. derivative of thríx hair

OTHER WORDS FROM gastrotrich

gas·trot·ri·chan [gas-tro-tri-kuhn], /gæsˈtrɒ trɪ kən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gastrotrich

gastrotrich
/ (ˈɡæstrətrɪk) /

noun
any minute aquatic multicellular animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, having a wormlike body covered with cilia and bristles

Word Origin for gastrotrich

from New Latin gastrotricha, from gastro- + Greek -trichos -haired: see tricho-
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