/te'treuh huy"meuh neuh/, n. Biol.
any ciliated protozoan of the genus Tetrahymena, a relative of the paramecium: often used in genetics research.
[ < NL (1940); see TETRA-, HYMEN, -A2; so named from the four membranous ciliary organelles that characterized a cytostomal pattern exemplified by this genus]

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