Definitions for gastrotrichˈgæs trə trɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gas•tro•trichˈgæs trə trɪk(n.)
any tiny aquatic animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, having a long, sometimes bottle-shaped body, with cilia on the underside.
Origin of gastrotrich:
1935–40; < NL Gastrotricha < Gk gastro-gastro - +-tricha, neut. pl. of -trichos -haired, adj. der. of thríx hair
A microscopic aquatic animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, with a worm-like body and cilia.
The gastrotrichs, often called hairy backs, are a phylum of microscopic, pseudocoelomate animals abundant in fresh water and marine environments. Most fresh water species are part of the periphyton and benthos. Marine species are found mostly interstitially in between sediment particles, while terrestrial species live in the water films around grains of soil.
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