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rotifer

ro·ti·fer

rotifer

pronunciation:
ro t fr
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of a group of mostly freshwater, microscopic, multicellular organisms that have one or more wheel-like rings of cilia at the front end which appear to rotate when vibrated.
derivations: rotiferal (adj.), rotiferous (adj.)
Word Parts
The word rotifer contains the following parts:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic
rot Latin root that means turn