Share this entry

Turbellaria Line breaks: Tur¦bel|laria
Pronunciation: /ˌtəːbɪˈlɛːrɪə/

Definition of Turbellaria in English:

plural noun

A class of typically free-living flatworms which have a ciliated surface and a simple branched gut with a single opening.
Example sentences
  • The mostly free-living Turbellaria are found in the oceans, in fresh water, and in moist terrestrial habitats, and a few are parasitic.


Modern Latin (plural), from Latin turbella 'bustle, stir', diminutive of turba 'crowd'.



adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The turbellarian Nematoplana is tiny and lives in the beach.

Definition of Turbellaria in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
a stupid person