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Meaning of trichonymph

trich•o•nymph

Pronunciation: (trik'u-nimf"), [key]
— n.
  1. a flagellated protozoan of the genus Trichonympha that lives in the intestine of wood-eating termites, transforming the cellulose in the wood into soluble carbohydrates that can be utilized by the insect.
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