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

peritrichously

adverb

Origin and Etymology of peritrichous

peri- + Greek trich-, thrix hair


Medical Dictionary

peritrichous

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

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

peritrichously

adverb

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