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Meaning of "vorticella" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VORTICELLA

From New Latin, literally: a little eddy, from vortex.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VORTICELLA

vorticella  [ˌvɔːtɪˈsɛlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VORTICELLA

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Vorticella is a noun.
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WHAT DOES VORTICELLA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Vorticella

Vorticella is a genus of protozoa, with over 16 known species. They are stalked, inverted bell-shaped ciliates, placed among the peritrichs. Each cell has a separate stalk anchored onto the substrate, which contains a contractile fibril called a myoneme. When stimulated, this shortens, causing the stalk to coil like a spring. Vorticella species mainly live in freshwater ponds and streams—generally anywhere protists are plentiful. Reproduction is by budding, where the cell undergoes longitudinal fission and only one daughter keeps the stalk. The free daughter becomes a telotroch, which swims until it finds suitable substrate to fix and develop its own stalk. They reproduce by fission, which is also known as cell division. They are also capable of reproducing by conjugation, a form of sexual reproduction where two individuals attach at the oral groove and exchange DNA. Other genera, such as Carchesium, resemble Vorticella, but are branched or colonial. Vorticella species sometimes stay in clusters or groups considered as colonies, but they are not true colonies because each cell has its own individual stalk.

Definition of vorticella in the English dictionary

The definition of vorticella in the dictionary is any protozoan of the genus Vorticella, consisting of a goblet-shaped ciliated cell attached to the substratum by a long contractile stalk.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VORTICELLA


bansela
banˈsɛlə
bestseller
ˌbɛstˈsɛlə
bonsela
bɒnˈsɛlə
bookseller
ˈbʊksɛlə
brucella
bruːˈsɛlə
cella
ˈsɛlə
cellar
ˈsɛlə
involucella
ɪnˌvɒljʊˈsɛlə
marcella
mɑːˈsɛlə
micella
mɪˈsɛlə
micellar
mɪˈsɛlə
micelle
mɪˈsɛlə
mycella
maɪˈsɛlə
nucellar
njuːˈsɛlə
pasela
pəˈsɛlə
saltcellar
ˈsɔːltˌsɛlə
seller
ˈsɛlə
superseller
ˈsuːpərˌsɛlə
varicella
ˌværɪˈsɛlə
varicellar
ˌværɪˈsɛlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VORTICELLA

vorpal
Vorster
vortex
vortex drag
vortex ring
vortex shedding
vortex street
vortical
vortically
vorticellae
vortices
vorticism
vorticist
vorticity
vorticose
vorticular
vortiginous

WORDS THAT END LIKE VORTICELLA

a capella
a cappella
Campanella
Capella
Cinderella
fella
Isabella
Marbella
mozzarella
nigella
novella
paella
reticella
sabella
salmonella
Sella
stella
umbrella
Valpolicella
zanella

Synonyms and antonyms of vorticella in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vorticella» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VORTICELLA

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Translator English - Chinese

钟虫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vorticella
570 millions of speakers

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vorticella
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

vorticella
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Translator English - Arabic

vorticella
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Vorticella
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Translator English - Portuguese

Vorticella
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Translator English - Bengali

vorticella
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Translator English - French

Vorticelle
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Translator English - Malay

Vorticella
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Translator English - German

Glockentierchen
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Translator English - Japanese

ツリガネムシ
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Translator English - Korean

vorticella
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Translator English - Javanese

Vorticella
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

vorticella
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

vorticella
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हायटेसिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vorticella
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vorticella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

vorticella
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Vorticella
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vorticella
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

vorticella
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

vorticella
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

vorticella
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Translator English - Norwegian

vorticella
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vorticella

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VORTICELLA»

The term «vorticella» is normally little used and occupies the 130.249 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VORTICELLA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vorticella

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VORTICELLA»

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Protozoa and Other Protists
These ciliates were replaced after about four weeks by crawling ciliates, especially species of the hypotrich Aspidisca, and stalked peritrich ciliates, mainly Vorticella spp. Finally in the mature system Aspidisca and Vorticella appeared to be ...
Michael A. Sleigh, 1991
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A history of the Earth and Animated Nature
The figure represents the vorticella adhering to the monoculus quadri- cornis. Vorticella convullaria. These vorticellae, or bell-animals, as they are termed by Baker, are generally found adhering to some substance in the water ; they are ...
Oliver Goldsmith, 1856
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Essays on the Microscope. - London, Robert Hindmarsh 1787
Vorticella Stellina. *Vorticella orbicularis, disco- moleculari, peripheria ciliata. tOrbicular vorticella, with a molecular disc, and' ciliated perijephery. Pz. Vorticella Discinasi Fig. 8, 9, 10, Plate XXVI. A, 'Vorticella o'rbicularis, margine ciliato, subtus ...
George Adams, 1787
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Directions for the Examination of Amoeba, Paramoecium, ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
James Cossar Ewart, James Duncan Matthews, 2010
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The natural history of animalcules
POLYGASTRICA. 342. Vorticella viridis. — The green Vorticella is found in clear water, and on close inspection can be perceived by unassisted vision : it is long and nearly cylindrical, but rather larger at the anterior, which is furnished with cilia ...
Andrew Pritchard, 1834
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Fungi, Algae, and Protists
Vorticella Vorticella is a genus of ciliate protozoans that are bell-shaped or cylindrical. Vorticella possess a conspicuous ring of cilia on the oral end and a contractile unbranched stalk on the aboral end. Cilia usually are not found between the ...
Kara Rogers, 2011
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Guidelines for the Identification of Ciliates in Wastewater ...
Sessile bell-like ciliates. Single zooids with a contractile peduncule (with internal spasmoneme): Vorticella Due to species identification difficulties, Foissner (1992) proposed the use of “complexes”, the most significant in WWTP being the ...
‎2008
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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Biodiversity
... est, ses <1 ne 51 Vaginicola wangi Kahl, 1933 bns, est, ses <1 ne 51 Family: Vorticellidae Pseudovorticella monilata (Tatem, 1870) bns, est, ses <1 ne 51 Vorticella aequilata Kahl, 1935 bns, est, ses <1 me 51 Vorticella alba de Fromentel, ...
Darryl L. Felder, 2009
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Modern Text Book of Zoology: Invertebrates
Vorticella (L., vortex, a whirlpool) is such a ciliate. Us body is almost bell-shaped or campanulate with free anterior end surrounded by cilia. The following text is generalized and mostly relates to V. microstoma, V. campanula and V. nebulifera.
Prof. R.L.Kotpal, 2012
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of ...
Vorticella. Ciliated about the mouth, contractile. The ciliee have a whirling motion. ** Covered with a shell. Brachionus. Ciliated nearly as Vorticella. On this classification Lamarck (Anim. sans Vertebres) has made few alterations ; he preserves ...
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1839

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VORTICELLA»

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My predictions: NAMAs 2015
Hosh! Best House: This one is different ooooooooooooooo! Best Duo/Group: Ano, who is StarDust? Vorticella, take the WHEEL! Best Gospel: Aye D-Naff wait! «New Era, Apr 15»
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Reading the John Updike stories: 'Under the Microscope'
... swishing back and forth, tickling the crustacea on the backs of their knees; an old vorticella, a plantlike animalcule as dreary, the cyclops thought, as the batch ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan 15»
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“Bio Bus” Visits Washington Township High School
Yap had the students look at Daphnia microorganisms, while Valdes' group viewed slides of pond water, looking at the activities of tiny vorticella. Later, they took ... «SNJ Today, Dec 14»
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Review: K1 Micro filter media from Evolution Aqua
You don't need to take EA's word for it, as I've seen some amazing photos of mature K1 Micro as proof, with hordes of motile rotifers and sessile Vorticella ... «Practical Fishkeeping, Nov 14»
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Wastewater plant will need upgrades as Merced grows
The secondary treatment pool uses rotifers, vorticella, tardigrade and other organisms that have changed little in millions of years. The creatures eat materials in ... «Merced Sun-Star, May 14»
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Greetings from Halifax, a world centre of protistology!
A cluster of Vorticella, a stalked ciliate, from a freshwater pond in Indiana. They live as a field of flowers, except ones that nearly instantaneously contract at the ... «Scientific American, Mar 14»
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Cilia of Vorticella for active microfluidic mixing
Fluid transport was applied to enhance the mixing of solutions containing microparticles in a microchannel that had been functionalized with Vorticella. «Phys.Org, Mar 14»
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Rachel Pepper Named Puget Sound's William D. and Flora …
In a separate project, the protozoan Vorticella is serving as a model for understanding the feeding flow around aquatic sessile suspension feeders. «The Suburban Times, Jan 14»
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Transforming the mundane into something magical: Competition …
Darkfield microscopy, a method where the light source is blocked off causing light to scatter as it hits the specimen, was used to take an image of a Vorticella (a ... «Daily Mail, Oct 13»
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How tiny organisms make a big impact on clean water
They observed that a protozoan called Vorticella convallaria actively changes its body orientation relative to the surface to which it is attached, in contrast to ... «EurekAlert, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vorticella [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vorticella>. Jun 2019 ».
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