|—pl n , sing peritrich|
|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|
|[C19: from New Latin, from |
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
peritrichous pe·rit·ri·chous (pə-rĭt'rĭ-kəs)
Of, relating to, or having cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.