Rotifera [roh-tif-er-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the phylum or class comprising the rotifers.

Origin of Rotifera 1820–30; New Latin, equivalent to Latin rot(a) wheel + -i- -i- + -fera, neuter plural of -fer -fer Examples from the Web for rotifera Historical Examples of rotifera

  • Others, again, include the Rotifera in the second subdivision.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Rotatoria (rta, a wheel) or Rotifera (rota and fero, to bear).

    An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope

    John William Griffith

  • Such small creatures as Daphnia pulex, Cyclops quadricornis and Rotifera should be introduced into ponds.

    Amateur Fish Culture

    Charles Edward Walker

  • The head extends from the top of the vase, and is surmounted with the usual cilia, or wheel, which we see among all the rotifera.

    Through a Microscope

    Samuel Wells

  • The Cyclops feed on smaller aquatic animals such as Protozoa, Rotifera, etc.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • Word Origin and History for rotifera Rotifera n.

    class of microscopic freshwater organisms, 1830, Modern Latin, from Rotifer (Leeuwenhoek, 1702), from Latin rota “wheel” (see rotary) + -fer “bearing” (see bear (v.)). The animalcules use rotary organs to swim about.

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