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peritrichous

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adjective pe·rit·ri·chous \pə-ˈri-tri-kəs\

Definition of peritrichous

  1. 1 :  having flagella uniformly distributed over the body <peritrichous bacteria>

  2. 2 :  having a spiral line of modified cilia around the oral disk <peritrichous protozoa>

peritrichously adverb


Origin of peritrichous

peri- + Greek trich-, thrix hair


First Known Use: 1877


Medical Dictionary

peritrichous

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adjective pe·rit·ri·chous \pə-ˈri-tri-kəs\

Medical Definition of peritrichous

  1. 1:  having or being flagella which are uniformly distributed over the body <peritrichous bacteria>

  2. 2:  having a spiral line of modified cilia around the cytostome <peritrichous protozoans>

peritrichously adverb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "peritrichous"


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