peritrichous

adjective
pe·​rit·​ri·​chous | \ pə-ˈri-tri-kəs How to pronounce peritrichous (audio) \

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

Other Words from peritrichous

peritrichously adverb

First Known Use of peritrichous

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for peritrichous

peri- + Greek trich-, thrix hair

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“Peritrichous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peritrichous. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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peritrichous

adjective
pe·​rit·​ri·​chous | \ pə-ˈri-tri-kəs How to pronounce peritrichous (audio) \

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

Other Words from peritrichous

peritrichously adverb

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