Definition of Genus vorticella

1. Noun. Ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk.

Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Ciliata, Ciliophora, Class Ciliata, Class Ciliophora
Member holonyms: Vorticella

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vorticella

genus Viminaria
genus Vinca
genus Vincetoxicum
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo
genus Virgilia
genus Viscum
genus Vitis
genus Vittaria
genus Viverra
genus Viverricula
genus Volvaria
genus Volvariella
genus Volvox
genus Vorticella
genus Vulpes
genus Vultur
genus Weigela
genus Welwitchia
genus Welwitschia
genus Wintera
genus Wisteria
genus Wolffia
genus Wolffiella
genus Woodsia
genus Woodwardia
genus Wyethia
genus Wynnea
genus Xanthium

Literary usage of Genus vorticella

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... more recently observed reproductive phenomena of this family group are detailed at length in the account given of the representative genus Vorticella. ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"In the genus Vorticella the individuals may be closely crowded together or may stand at some little distance apart on the weed or other substance to which ..."

3. Lessons in elementary biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1905)
"These are the well-known " bell-animalcules ; " the commonest among them belong to various species of the genus Vorticella. The first thing that strikes one ..."

4. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... becoming often dichotomous. a. Pedicle simple or branched, contracting into a spiral. * Pedicle solid, the interior muscle indistinct. genus vorticella. ..."

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