Rotifera [roh-tif-er-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the phylum or class comprising the rotifers.
Others, again, include the Rotifera in the second subdivision.
W. H. Davenport Adams
Rotatoria (rta, a wheel) or Rotifera (rota and fero, to bear).
John William Griffith
Such small creatures as Daphnia pulex, Cyclops quadricornis and Rotifera should be introduced into ponds.
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.
The Cyclops feed on smaller aquatic animals such as Protozoa, Rotifera, etc.
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.