trochelminth

trochelminth

[trok-uhl-minth]
noun
any invertebrate of the phylum Trochelminthes (now usually broken up into several phyla), comprising the rotifers, gastrotrichs, and several other forms.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Trochelminthes phylum name, equivalent to Greek troch(ós) wheel + helminth- helminth + -es plural noun suffix

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trochelminth (ˈtrɒkəlˌmɪnθ)
 
n
any invertebrate of the former taxonomic group Trochelminthes, which included the rotifers and gastrotrichs, now classed as separate phyla
 
[C19: from New Latin trochelminthes, from Greek trokhos wheel, from trekhein to run + helminth]

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