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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vor·ti·cel·la /ˌvɔrtəˈsɛlə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vor·ti·cel·la n.; pl. E. Vorticellas L. Vorticellae   Zool. Any one of numerous species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to Vorticella and many other genera of the family Vorticellidae.  They have a more or less bell-shaped body with a circle of vibrating cilia around the oral disk. Most of the species have slender, contractile stems, either simple or branched.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : any of various protozoa having a transparent goblet-shaped
          body with a retractile stalk
      [also: vorticellae (pl)]