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turbellarian

(tûr′bə-lâr′ē-ən)
n.
Any of various free-living chiefly aquatic ciliate flatworms, including the planarians.

tur′bel·lar′i·an adj.
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turbellarian

any aquatic free-swimming PLATYHELMINTH of the class Turbellaria, the body of which is covered with cilia.
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The histopathological analysis revealed the presence of basophilic intracytoplasmic inclusions in the epithelium of the digestive gland, ciliates and coccidia in gills, trematode sporocysts in gonad, and metacercariae in foot muscle, and a turbellarian in gills (Table 2).
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2010), an isopod that can be found on the skin of the sea cucumber (Menzies & Miller 1955), a platyhelminth that lives in the coelom (Cannon 1990), and turbellarian parasites that live in its intestine (Hickman 1955, Jondelius 1996).
was found in the connective tissue, gills, gonad, mantle, digestive glands, and foot: trematode sporocysts were identified in the gonads, stomach epithelium, mantle, digestive glands, and foot: and a turbellarian was observed in the stomach epithelium, gonads, digestive glands, mantle, and gills.
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