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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A group of small wormlike animals, having cilia on the ventral side. The group is regarded as an ancestral or synthetic one, related to rotifers and annelids.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Meiofaunal cryptic species revealed by confocal microscopy: the case of Xenotrichula intermedia (Gastrotricha).
Spatially structured populations with a low level of cryptic diversity in European marine Gastrotricha. Mol.
Cnid: cnidaria; Kinor: kinorhyncha; Isop: isopoda; Olygo: oligochaeta; Gastro: gastrotricha. Poly: polychaeta; Hrpc: harpacticoida; Nem: nematoda; Turb: turbellaria.
Among animals, there were Mesozoa, Gnathostomulida, Bryozoa, Cycliophora, Myzostomida, and Nemertea; also there are Rotifera, Nematomorpha, Scalidophora, Acanthocephala, Entoprocta, and Gastrotricha from Coelomata.
Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia, and Gnathifera; v.1: Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera.
Sperm ultrastructure of Macrodasys caudatus (Gastrotricha: Macrodasyida) and a sperm based phylogenetic analysis of Gastrotricha.
Phylum 4 Gastrotricha (Gastrotrichs) incertae sedis (Xenoturbellids, Buddenbrockids, and Lobatocerebrids)
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