flame cell

noun

Definition of flame cell

: a hollow cell that has a tuft of vibratile cilia and is part of some lower invertebrate excretory systems (as of a platyhelminthic worm)

First Known Use of flame cell

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Flame cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flame%20cell. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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flame cell

noun

Medical Definition of flame cell

: a hollow cell that has a tuft of vibratile cilia and is part of the excretory system of various lower invertebrates (as a flatworm)

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