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trochelminth

[trok-uh l-minth] /ˈtrɒk əl mɪnθ/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
any invertebrate of the former taxonomic group Trochelminthes, which included the rotifers and gastrotrichs, now classed as separate phyla
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin trochelminthes, from Greek trokhos wheel, from trekhein to run + helminth
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