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Definition of the noun phylum rotifera
What does phylum rotifera mean as a name of something?
- a phylum including: rotifers
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: Rotifera
- more generic word: phylum = the major taxonomic group of animals and plants
- member of: animal kingdom / Animalia / kingdom Animalia = taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
- member: rotifer = minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for phylum Rotifera
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The Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)
A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke
FACT FILE Phylum Rotifera Sometimes known as wheel animals, rotifers are microscopic aquatic creatures A crown of cilia (hair-like structures) around the mouth beat rapidly to collect food and propel the rotifer, creating the impression of a ...
by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines
Belgium Rotifers (Phylum Rotifera) are tiny (40-2000 fim), multicellular, primary bilaterally symmetrical animals, having a fluid-f1lled cavity between the body wall and the internal organs (pseudocoelom) and a fixed number of nuclei (eutely).
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
Phylum Rotifera: Rotifers or "wheel" animals; wormlike or spherical; complete digestive tract; crown of cilia on anterior end resembling a wheel. Phylum Bryozoa: "Moss" animals; microscopic, aquatic organisms that form branching colonies; ...
cyclomorphosis Cyclic change in PHENOTYPE, such as seasonal changes in morphology, particularly conspicuous among cladoceran Crustacea and rotifers (phylum Rotifera), also described in dinoflagellates ...
by Peter P. Calow
cyclomorphosis Cyclic change in PHENOTYPE, such as seasonal changes in morphology, particularly conspicuous among cladoceran Crustacea and rotifers (phylum Rotifera), also described in dinoflagellates and protozoa.
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