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 and Etymology of peritrichous

peri- + Greek trich-, thrix hair


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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