<protozoa> Genus of ciliate protozoa. It has a bell shaped body with a belt of cilia round the mouth of the bell, to sweep food particles towards the mouth and a long stalk, connecting it to the substratum, which contains the contractile spasmoneme.

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(11 Mar 2008)

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