Protomerite Pro`to*mer"ite, n. [Proto- + -mere + -ite.] (Zo["o]l.) The second segment of one of the Gregarin[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • protomerite — The second segment (lacking a nucleus) of a septate gregarine, between the epimerite and the deutomerite; it becomes the anterior end of the gamont after it has broken free of its host cell, leaving the epimerite embedded (usually in the gut …   Medical dictionary

  • protomerite — pro·tom·er·ite …   English syllables

  • protomerite — prōˈtäməˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary prot + mer + ite : the smaller anterior part of the trophozoite of a gregarine that is subdivided into two sections and is often prolonged anteriorly by an epimerite on which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cephaline — Denoting members of the protozoan suborder Cephalina (order Eugregarinida), characterized by bodies divided into chambers (anterior protomerite and posterior deutomerite, or anterior epimerite, protomerite, and terminal deutomerite); all are… …   Medical dictionary

  • cephalont — Adult stage of a cephaline gregarine, a sporozoan parasite commonly found in arthropods and other invertebrate hosts. The body is usually divided by a septum into an anterior epimerite and protomerite …   Medical dictionary

  • deutomerite — The posterior nucleated portion of an attached cephalont in a gregarine protozoan, separated by an ectoplasmic septum from the anterior portion, or protomerite. [deuto + L. meros, part] …   Medical dictionary

  • epimerite — The hooklike anchoring structure at the anterior end of a cephaline gregarine sporozoan; it is left embedded in tissues when the rest of the cephalont is freed in the lumen of the intestine of the invertebrate host. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • primerite — SYN: protomerite. [L. primus, first, + G. meros, part] …   Medical dictionary

  • GRÉGARINES — Les Grégarines, parasites des Invertébrés, sont des êtres vivants unicellulaires ou Protistes, de taille assez exceptionnelle puisqu’elles peuvent atteindre plusieurs millimètres de long. Par les particularités de leur reproduction ce sont des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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