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Any of various free-living chiefly aquatic ciliate flatworms, including the planarians.

[From New Latin Turbellāria, class name, from Latin turbella, bustle, diminutive of turba, turmoil (from the motion of their cilia in the water); see turbid.]

tur′bel·lar′i·an adj.


(Animals) any typically aquatic free-living flatworm of the class Turbellaria, having a ciliated epidermis and a simple life cycle: includes the planarians
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the class Turbellaria
[C19: from New Latin Turbellāria, from Latin turbellae (pl) bustle, from turba brawl, referring to the swirling motion created in the water]


(ˌtɜr bəˈlɛər i ən)
any flatworm of the class Turbellaria, usu. aquatic and having an ovate body covered with cilia.
[1875–80; < New Latin Turbellari(a) (Latin turbell(ae) a stir, row (pl. diminutive of turba turmoil) + -āria, neuter pl. of -ārius -ary) + -an1]
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The turbellarian Paravortex mesodesma (Grafillidae) was recorded in the lumen of the intestine of specimens from three of the five studied localities.
Factors controlling the change of shape of certain nemertean and turbellarian worms.
Turbellarians can be divided into two major groups, with no taxonomical association: the macroturbellarians or large worms, which include triclads and polyclads, and the microturbellarians including the other turbellarian groups, the members of which are smaller.
the little turbellarian knows the embrace of their mouth; good for Chironomus plumosus to outline their intestinal arborizations in red lace.
These included the gastropod Acteocina inculta (Gould) (Stations C and F in 1977; Station D in 1979), the polychaetes Leitoscolopos pugettensis (Pettibone) (= Haploscoloplos elongatus in Dexter (1983); Station E in 1980), Chaetozone corona Berkeley and Berkeley (Stations F and G in 1980), and Armandia brevis (Moore) (Station E in 1991), an unidentified turbellarian flatworm (Station E in 1981), the amphipod Aoroides columbiae Walker (Station E in 1981), and the isopod Paracerceis gilliana (Richardson) (Station D in 1985).
53-54), a Japanese scientist at the Imperial University of Tokyo, published Ito's colored polyclad turbellarian paintings in black and white, acknowledging only Paul Bartsch, for whom Ito had prepared the drawings.
1992) and Moina (D'Abramo 1980) - and in the turbellarian worm Mesostoma ehrenbergii (Beisner et al.
Some aspects of reproductive biology in the freshwater triclad turbellarian Cura foremannii.
In the open pond, 55 percent of the total number of organisms collected were polychaetes and 35 percent were tentatively identified as a turbellarian flatworm (William J.