trochelminth

[trok-uh l-minth]

noun

any invertebrate of the phylum Trochelminthes (now usually broken up into several phyla), comprising the rotifers, gastrotrichs, and several other forms.

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

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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