Definition of Vorticella

1. Noun. Any of various protozoa having a transparent goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk.

Generic synonyms: Ciliate, Ciliated Protozoan, Ciliophoran
Group relationships: Genus Vorticella



Definition of Vorticella

1. n. Any one of numerous species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to Vorticella and many other genera of the family Vorticellidæ. They have a more or less bell-shaped body with a circle of vibrating cilia around the oral disk. Most of the species have slender, contractile stems, either simple or branched.

2. n. Any one of numerous species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to Vorticella and many other genera of the family Vorticellidæ. They have a more or less bell-shaped body with a circle of vibrating cilia around the oral disk. Most of the species have slender, contractile stems, either simple or branched.

Definition of Vorticella

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Medical Definition of Vorticella

1. Genus of ciliate protozoa. It has a bell shaped body with a belt of cilia round the mouth of the bell, to sweep food particles towards the mouth and a long stalk, connecting it to the substratum, which contains the contractile spasmoneme. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vorticella

Von Willebrand factor
Vonitsa
Vonnegut
Vonnegutian
Voorhoeve's disease
Voortrekker
Voortrekkers
Vorkuta
Vormsi
Voro
Voronezh
Voronoi diagram
Voronoi diagrams
Vorticella
Vosges
Vossius' lenticular ring
Vote
Votic
Votyak
Voula
Vouvray
Voyageurs National Park
Voynichese
Voznesenski
Vps15 protein kinase
Vratsa
Vrbas
Vril

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