The rotifer vulgaris will even bear revivification several times.
Yet among those animal mountains, where will you find the vivacity, the ardor of vitality, displayed by the rotifer?
In rotifer macrurus the ovary with its germinal vesicles is distinctly seen occupying one side of the animal.
It is to the rotifer what this globe, with its twenty-seven thousand miles of circumference is to man.
One dries up a rotifer: good night to him; somebody soaks him a little, and he wakes up to bid you good day.
The changes of form in this rotifer are still more remarkable than in the common wheel-bearer.
The Asplanchna, the mouthless male of a rotifer, (p. 292) alone remains for me.
Its normal form is rigidly adhered to as that of a rotifer or a crustacean.
On one occasion a glimpse was caught of a rotifer similar in shape to the common wheel animalcule, but with a yellow inside.
This rotifer goes through another performance which I also believe to be simply a pastime.
Any of various tiny, multicellular aquatic animals of the phylum Rotifera, having a wheel-like ring of cilia at their front ends. The cilia trap small organisms for food. Rotifers are grouped by some scientists together with nematodes and some other invertebrates as aschelminths.