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trochelminth

[ trok-uhl-minth ]
/ ˈtrɒk əl mɪnθ /
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noun
any invertebrate of the phylum Trochelminthes (now usually broken up into several phyla), comprising the rotifers, gastrotrichs, and several other forms.
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Origin of trochelminth

<New Latin Trochelminthes phylum name, equivalent to Greek troch(ós) wheel + helminth-helminth + -es plural noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for trochelminth

trochelminth
/ (ˈtrɒkəlˌmɪnθ) /

noun
any invertebrate of the former taxonomic group Trochelminthes, which included the rotifers and gastrotrichs, now classed as separate phyla

Word Origin for trochelminth

C19: from New Latin trochelminthes, from Greek trokhos wheel, from trekhein to run + helminth
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