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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of Protozoa in which a mouthlike opening exists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dujardin's name for the ciliate infusorians, regarded by him as the only animalcules with distinct stomata, or oral apertures: distinguished from Astomata, or the supposed mouthless flagellate infusorians.

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