Gastrotrich definition

găstrə-trĭk
Any of various microscopic marine and freshwater aquatic animals of the phylum Gastrotricha, having a long thin ciliated body.
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Any of a phylum (Gastrotricha) of minute, aquatic, wormlike animals that swim by means of cilia.
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A microscopic aquatic animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, with a worm-like body and cilia.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gastrotrich
Plural:
gastrotrichs

Origin of gastrotrich

  • From New Latin Gastrotricha phylum name gastro– Greek -trikhos -trichous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition