Definition of Turbellaria in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtərbəˈlerēə/ /ˌtərbəˈlɛriə/

plural noun

  • A class of typically free-living flatworms which have a ciliated surface and a simple branched gut with a single opening.

    • ‘The mostly free-living Turbellaria are found in the oceans, in fresh water, and in moist terrestrial habitats, and a few are parasitic.’


Modern Latin (plural), from Latin turbella ‘bustle, stir’, diminutive of turba ‘crowd’.