Meaning of tetrahymena

tet•ra•hy•me•na

Pronunciation: (te"tru-hī'mu-nu), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. any ciliated protozoan of the genus Tetrahymena, a relative of the paramecium: often used in genetics research.
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