Turbellarian meaning

tûr'bə-lâr'ē-ən
Any of various free-living chiefly aquatic ciliate flatworms, including the planarians.
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Any of a class (Turbellaria) of flatworms, mostly aquatic and nonparasitic, characterized by a leaf-shaped body covered with many cilia.
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Any of various free-living chiefly aquatic ciliate flatworms, including the planarians.
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(biology) Any flatworm of the class Turbellaria.
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Characteristic of these creatures.
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Origin of turbellarian

  • From New Latin Turbellāria class name from Latin turbella bustle diminutive of turba turmoil (from the motion of their cilia in the water) turbid
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From New Latin turbellaria (from Latin turbellae (“bustle"), from turba (“confusion")) +"Ž -an
    From Wiktionary