from The Century Dictionary.
- One of three divisions of infusorians, containing the acinetiform animalcules, as distinguished from the flagellate and the ciliate; a class or order of Infusoria, characterized by the tentaculiform and usually suctorial nature of their processes, and divided into Suctoria and Actinaria.
- An order of cephalopods, also called
Tetrabranchiata: opposed to Acetabulifera. See cut under Tetrabranchiata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) Same as
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.