any of a phylum (Rotifera) of microscopic invertebrate animals found mostly in fresh waters, having one or more rings of cilia at the front end of the body that, when vibrated, resemble rotating wheels
Origin of rotiferModern Latin from Classical Latin rota, wheel + -fer
Any of various microscopic aquatic invertebrate animals of the phylum Rotifera, having at the head end a wheellike ring of cilia used for feeding and locomotion.
Origin of rotiferFrom New Latin Rotifera phylum name Latin rota wheel ; see rota . Latin -fer -fer