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peritrichous

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

Definition of PERITRICHOUS

1
:  having flagella uniformly distributed over the body <peritrichous bacteria>
2
:  having a spiral line of modified cilia around the oral disk <peritrichous protozoa>
pe·rit·ri·chous·ly adverb

Origin of PERITRICHOUS

peri- + Greek trich-, thrix hair
First Known Use: 1877

peritrichous

adjective pe·rit·ri·chous \pə-ˈri-tri-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERITRICHOUS

1
:  having or being flagella which are uniformly distributed over the body <peritrichous bacteria>
2
:  having a spiral line of modified cilia around the cytostome <peritrichous protozoans>
pe·rit·ri·chous·ly adverb

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