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ro·ti·fer

 (rō′tə-fər)
n.
Any of various microscopic aquatic invertebrate animals of the phylum Rotifera, having at the head end a wheellike ring of cilia used for feeding and locomotion.

[From New Latin Rotifera, phylum name : Latin rota, wheel; see rota + Latin -fer, -fer.]

rotifer

(ˈrəʊtɪfə)
n
(Animals) any minute aquatic multicellular invertebrate of the phylum Rotifera, having a ciliated wheel-like organ used in feeding and locomotion: common constituents of freshwater plankton. Also called: wheel animalcule
[C18: from New Latin Rotifera, from Latin rota wheel + ferre to bear]
rotiferal, roˈtiferous adj

ro•ti•fer

(ˈroʊ tə fər)

n.
any microscopic animal of the phylum Rotifera, found in fresh and salt waters, having one or more rings of cilia on the anterior end. Also called wheel animalcule.
[1785–95; < New Latin Rotifera= Latin rot(a) wheel + -i- -i- + -fera, neuter pl. of -fer -fer]
ro•tif′er•al (-ˈtɪf ər əl) ro•tif′er•ous, adj.

ro·ti·fer

(rō′tə-fər)
Any of various tiny multicellular animals living in water and having a wheel-like ring of cilia at their front ends.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotifer - minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotionrotifer - minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion; constituents of freshwater plankton
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
phylum Rotifera, Rotifera - a phylum including: rotifers
Translations
rataseläin
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This reproductive strategy, which for most animals would be an evolutionary dead end, is borne out by the rotifer's genome, the structure of which "is completely consistent with what you would expect to see with a long-term absence of meiosis," Welch said.
In this study, we attempted to assess the rotifer species richness, diversity, and evenness in four seasons from December 2009 to June 2010 and to predict the state of a natural pond in relation to physical-chemical parameters.
Many studies have focused on rotifer response to abiotic factors, and some have tried to establish one-to-one causal relationships between rotifer composition and trophic conditions [4-11].
In present study, rotifer species and their seasonal variation were determined along with physical and chemical parameters of water from December 2009 to June 2010.
Energy budget of the rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis Tschugunof 1921, fed four species of microalgae
The tintinnid Favella serrata dominated the estuary midstream, together with the rotifer Synchaeta okai, and Synchaeta pectinata was the only species that dominated the community in the estuary upstream (Table VI).
The less significant food groups were protozoa (3.2%), insects (1.1%), crustacea (0.3%), rotifer (0.1%) and miscellaneous (9.6%).
Seasonal changes in the rotifer (Rotifera) diversity from a tropical high altitude reservoir (Valle del Bravo, Mexico).
In Lake Vortsjarv, on average a rotifer weighed 0.7 ug, a cladoceran 9 ug, and a copepod 6 ug (Haberman and Haldna, 2014).