atrichous
adj. [Gr. a, without; trichos, hair]
1. Lacking flagella or cilia.
2. (CNIDARIA)
Lacking spines or barbs, i.e., isorhizas, etc.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • atrichous — adj. suffering from hair loss, lacking hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atrichous — at·ri·chous …   English syllables

  • atrichous — ˈa.trə̇kəs, (ˈ)ā.|trik adjective Etymology: Greek atrichos hairless, from a a (II) + trich , thrix hair more at trich : having no flagellum …   Useful english dictionary

  • atrichous isorhiza — (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A small nematocyst with a smooth tubule; see holotrichous isorhiza, basitrichous isorhiza …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • glutinants — n. pl. [L. gluten, glue] (CNIDARIA) A type of nematocyst; the holotrichous and atrichous isorhizas …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • holotrichous isorhiza — (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A nematocyst with tubes spiney throughout; see atrichous isorhiza, basitrichous isorhiza …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • isorhiza — n. [Gr. isos, equal; rhiza, root] (CNIDARIA) A form of nematocyst in which the tube is open and the same diameter along the tube, responding to mechanical stimuli, and is used in anchoring the animal when it walks on its tentacles; see atrichous… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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