Origin of turbellarianfrom 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 (“bustle"), from turba (“confusion")) +"Ž -an