tetrahymena

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tetrahymena

(ˌtɛtrəˈhaɪmənə)
n
(Zoology) an aquatic protozoan often used for genetic research
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Noun1.tetrahymena - relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
genus Tetrahymena - protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles