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choanocyte

[koh-uh-nuh-sahyt, koh-an-uh-] /ˈkoʊ ə nəˌsaɪt, koʊˈæn ə-/
noun, Zoology
1.
one of the flagellated cells lining the inner cavity of a sponge, having a collar of protoplasm encircling the base of the flagellum.
Also called collar cell.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek choán(ē) funnel + -o- + -cyte
Related forms
choanocytal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for choanocytes

choanocyte

/ˈkəʊənəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
any of the flagellated cells in sponges that maintain a flow of water through the body. A collar of protoplasm surrounds the base of the flagellum Also called collar cell
Word Origin
C19: from Greek khoanē funnel (from khein to pour) + -cyte
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