planaria


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planaria

(pləˈnɛːrɪə)
pl n
(Animals) freshwater or saltwater flatworms of the family Planariidae, that are widely used in laboratory work because of their ability to regenerate parts of the body easily
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Noun1.planaria - free-swimming mostly freshwater flatwormsplanaria - free-swimming mostly freshwater flatworms; popular in laboratory studies for the ability to regenerate lost parts
flatworm, platyhelminth - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
class Turbellaria, Turbellaria - free-living flatworms
References in classic literature ?
The existence of a division of the genus Planaria, which inhabits the dry land, interested me much.
It all began in the 1960s when two graduate students at the University of Texas, James McConnell and Robert Thompson, performed a series of historic experiments on planaria, or flatworms as they are commonly known.
Other winners at the fair included Matthew Pacenka - Fun in the Sun Affect Planaria Regeneration; and Connor Glasier - The Effects of Caffeine & Analgesics on Fruit Fly Memory and Learning, Honorable Mention.
Ten groups of 10 randomly selected planaria were then exposed individually to 0.
Possible alternatives for the biological control of mosquitoes include planaria (1), predatory insects (2), entomopathogenic fungi and bacteria (3-4).