bearing rotifers

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • rotiferous — See rotiferal. * * * …   Universalium

  • rotiferous — ro·tif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • rotiferous — adjective see rotifera * * * rotifˈeral or rotifˈerous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑rotifer …   Useful english dictionary

  • rotifer — rotiferal /roh tif euhr euhl/, rotiferous, adj. /roh teuh feuhr/, n. any microscopic animal of the phylum (or class) Rotifera, found in fresh and salt waters, having one or more rings of cilia on the anterior end. Also called wheel animalcule.… …   Universalium

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • rotifer — /ˈroʊtəfə/ (say rohtuhfuh) noun any of the animalcules constituting the phylum Rotifera, found in fresh and salt water, and characterised by a ciliary apparatus on the anterior end; a wheel animalcule. {New Latin, from roti (combining form… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rotifer —   n. microscopic, multicellular, fresh water creature with rotating cilia at one end.    ♦ rotiferal,    ♦ rotiferous a.    ♦ rotiform, a. wheel shaped …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rotifer — [rōt′ə fər] n. [ModL < L rota, wheel + FER] any of a phylum (Rotifera) of microscopic invertebrate animals found mostly in fresh waters, having one or more rings of cilia at the front end of the body that, when vibrated, resemble rotating… …   English World dictionary

  • trochiferous — trochiferous, a. Zool. rare 0. (trəʊˈkɪfərəs) [f. Gr. τροχός wheel (see trochus) + ferous.] Bearing a wheel like or trochal organ, as a rotifer; rotiferous. in [i]Syd. Soc. Lex. in Cent. Dict. Suppl …   Useful english dictionary

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