Definition of Phylum Rotifera
1. Noun. A phylum including: rotifers.
Group relationships: Animal Kingdom, Animalia, Kingdom Animalia
Member holonyms: Rotifer
Generic synonyms: Phylum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Rotifera
Literary usage of Phylum Rotifera
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1. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"... CHAPTER XXIL phylum Rotifera. THE Rotifera are minute animals mostly confined to fresh water, a few only being found in the sea. ..."
2. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"... to the small phylum Rotifera, of uncertain position in the animal series. Sometimes called a wheel-animalcule from the appearance of rotation given by a ..."
3. General Zoology by Arthur Sperry Pearse (1917)
"phylum Rotifera On account of the ciliated discs at the anterior end, rotifers (Fig. 79), were called "wheel-animalcules" by the zoologists who first ..."