Meaning of gastrotrich

gas•tro•trich

Pronunciation: (gas'tru-trik), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the microscopic, multicellular animals of the class or phylum Gastrotricha, of fresh or salt waters, characterized by bands of cilia on the ventral surface of the bottle-shaped or ribbony body and by a protrusible feeding apparatus at the mouth.
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