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


Medical Dictionary

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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