[gas-truh-trik] /ˈgæs trə trɪk/

any of the microscopic, multicellular animals of the class or phylum Gastrotricha, of fresh or salt waters, characterized by bands of cilia on the ventral surface of the bottle-shaped or ribbony body and by a protrusible feeding apparatus at the mouth.
any minute aquatic multicellular animal of the phylum Gastrotricha, having a wormlike body covered with cilia and bristles


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