Definition of Genus vorticella
1. Noun. Ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk.
Group relationships: Ciliata, Ciliophora, Class Ciliata, Class Ciliophora
Member holonyms: Vorticella
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vorticella
Literary usage of Genus vorticella
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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. ..."