natantia definition

  • noun:
    • The free rotifers: opposed to Sessilia.
    • In Illiger's category of animals (1811), the fourteenth order, containing the sirenians and cetaceans as two families, Sirenia and Cete: identical to Mutilata.
    • In conch.:
    • A division of azygobranchiate gastropods, containing the natant or free-swimming oceanic or pelagic types often known as heteropods, and matching into the course or purchase Heteropoda.: opposed to Reptantia.
    • A section of cephalate mollusks recommended when it comes to cephalopods.
    • A suborder of peritriehous ciliate infusorians, containing people who tend to be free-swimming: against Sedentaria.
    • shrimp; prawns; etc.

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