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peritricha

/pəˈrɪtrɪkə/
plural noun (sing) peritrich (ˈpɛrɪˌtrɪk)
1.
ciliate protozoans, of the order Peritrichida, in which the cilia are restricted to a spiral around the mouth
2.
bacteria having the entire cell surface covered with flagella
Derived Forms
peritrichous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from peri- + Greek thrix hair
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