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Peritricha

noun plural Pe·rit·ri·cha \ pə-ˈri-tri-kə \

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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