trichocyst

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noun tricho·cyst \ˈtri-kə-ˌsist\

Definition of trichocyst

  1. :  any of the minute lassoing or stinging organelles of protozoans and especially of many ciliates

First Known Use of trichocyst

1859


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trichocyst

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noun tricho·cyst \ˈtrik-ə-ˌsist\

Medical Definition of trichocyst

  1. :  any of the minute projectile organs that release adhesive threads when discharged and that occur on the body of protozoans and especially of many ciliates


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