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Stentor

[sten-tawr]
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noun
  1. (in the Iliad) a Greek herald with a loud voice.
  2. (lowercase) a person having a very loud or powerful voice.
  3. (lowercase) a trumpet-shaped, ciliate protozoan of the genus Stentor.
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Related Words for stentor

cell, flagellate, organism, plasmodium, ameba, euglena, paramecium, ciliate, amoeba, sporozoan, stentor, announcer, bellman, crier, proclaimer

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stentor

noun
  1. a person with an unusually loud voice
  2. any trumpet-shaped protozoan of the genus Stentor, having a ciliated spiral feeding funnel at the wider end: phylum Ciliophora (ciliates)
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Word Origin for stentor

C19: after Stentor

Stentor

noun
  1. Greek myth a Greek herald with a powerful voice who died after he lost a shouting contest with Hermes, herald of the gods
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