Peritricha

noun plural
Pe·​rit·​ri·​cha | \ pə-ˈri-tri-kə How to pronounce Peritricha (audio) \

Medical Definition of Peritricha

: an order of the class Ciliata comprising protozoans with an enlarged disklike ciliated anterior end leading to the cytostome via a counterclockwise zone near the mouth and with reduced body ciliation and often being attached to the substrate by a contractile stalk

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“Peritricha.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Peritricha. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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