membranelle

noun
mem·​bra·​nelle | \ˈmem-brə-ˌnel\
variants: also membranella \ˌmem-​brə-​ˈnel-​ə \
plural membranelles also membranellae\-​ˈnel-​ē \

Medical Definition of membranelle 

: a flattened vibrating organ like a membrane composed of a row of fused cilia in various ciliates

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