Rotifera

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From Latin rota (wheel) +‎ -fera (bearing).

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Rotifera

  1. The rotifers, traditionally known informally as wheel animalcules because of their partly circular mouthparts fringed with continuously whirling cilia
    1. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Protostomia.
    2. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Spiralia.

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