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Noun: vorticella (vorticellae,vorticellas)  ,vor-ti'se-lu
  1. Any of various protozoa having a transparent goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk

Derived forms: vorticellas, vorticellae

Type of: ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran

Part of: genus Vorticella

Encyclopedia: Vorticella