from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of illoricate rotifers, of the order Ploima, having the corona obliquely transverse, the velum of interrupted curves and clusters, usually with a marginal band surrounding the mouth, the trophi forcipate, and the foot furcate. It includes several genera, among which are Notommata, Furcularia, and Albertia, the last parasitic in annelids.


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