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Turbellaria

Line breaks: Tur¦bel|laria
Pronunciation: /ˌtəːbɪˈlɛːrɪə
 
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Definition of Turbellaria in English:

plural noun

Zoology
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

turbellarian

1
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The turbellarian Nematoplana is tiny and lives in the beach.

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