turbellarian[tʉr′bə ler′ē ən]
Origin of turbellarian; from Modern Latin Turbellaria ; from Classical Latin turbellae, a bustle, stir, diminutive of turba, a crowd (see turbid), disturbance (from water currents caused by the cilia) + -an
Origin of turbellarianFrom New Latin Turbellāria, class name, from Latin turbella, bustle, diminutive of turba, turmoil (from the motion of their cilia in the water); see turbid.
(comparative more turbellarian, superlative most turbellarian)
- Characteristic of these creatures
From New Latin turbellaria (from Latin turbellae (â€œbustleâ€), from turba (â€œconfusionâ€)) +â€Ž -an