- any protozoan of the genus Vorticella, consisting of a goblet-shaped ciliated cell attached to the substratum by a long contractile stalk
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
vor•ti•cel•la (vôr′tə sel′ə),USA pronunciation n., pl. -cel•lae (vôr′tə sel′ə),USA pronunciation -cel•las.
- Microbiologyany ciliated protozoan of the genus Vorticella, having a transparent, bell-shaped body with a retractile stalk.
- Neo-Latin; see vortex, -ella
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vorticella /ˌvɔːtɪˈsɛlə/ n ( pl -lae /
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