Any of various microscopic marine and freshwater aquatic animals of the phylum Gastrotricha, having a long thin ciliated body.
Any of a phylum (Gastrotricha) of minute, aquatic, wormlike animals that swim by means of cilia.
Other Word Forms
Origin of gastrotrich
- From New Latin Gastrotricha phylum name gastro– Greek -trikhos -trichous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition