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peritrichous

[puh-ri-tri-kuh s] /pəˈrɪ trɪ kəs/
adjective
1.
(of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface.
2.
(of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; peri- + -trichous < Greek -trichos -haired; see -tricha, -ous
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Examples for peritrichous
  • Typically, the cells are motile by peritrichous flagella and are aerobic.
peritrichous in Medicine

peritrichous pe·rit·ri·chous (pə-rĭt'rĭ-kəs)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or having cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.

  2. Peritrichal.

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