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Definitions of vorticella:

part of speech: noun

A genus of Infusoria of the order Peritrichida, of bell shape and having a spiral of cilia around the adoral zone; various free species have been found at times in the feces, urine, and mucous discharges.

Usage examples for vorticella:

  • " On the whole- yes," said Vorticella in a tone of concession. "Impressions of Theophrastus Such", George Eliot
  • I was thinking principally of Vorticella who flourished in my youth not only as a portly lady walking in silk attire, but also as the authoress of a book entitled 'The Channel Islands, with Notes and an Appendix. "Impressions of Theophrastus Such", George Eliot
  • Vorticella being the wife of an important townsman had naturally the satisfaction of seeing 'The Channel Islands' reviewed by all the organs of Pumpiter opinion, and their articles or paragraphs held as naturally the opening pages in the elegantly bound album prepared by her for the reception of " critical opinions." "Impressions of Theophrastus Such", George Eliot

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