Meaning of vorticella

vor•ti•cel•la

Pronunciation: (vôr"tu-sel'u), [key]
— pl. -cel•lae -cel•las.
  1. any ciliated protozoan of the genus Vorticella, having a transparent, bell-shaped body with a retractile stalk.
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