Vorticella meaning

vôrtĭ-sĕlə
Any of various ciliate protozoans of the genus Vorticella, having a bell-shaped body and living underwater on a slender stalk often attached to a plant or other object.
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Any of a genus (Vorticella) of one-celled ciliates living in water, with a bell-shaped body on a thin, contractile stem serving as a holdfast.
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Origin of vorticella

  • New Latin Vorticella genus name from Latin vortex vortic- vortex vortex

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