amphitrichous
(am-fit\'rē-kus)
A cell with a single flagellum at each end.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • amphitrichous — am·phit·ri·chous am fi trə kəs adj having flagella at both ends * * * am·phit·ri·chous (am fitґrĭ kəs) [amphi + trich + ous] having a single flagellum, or a single tuft of flagella, at each end; said of a bacterial cell. See flagellum …   Medical dictionary

  • amphitrichous — adj. having a flagellum on each end (pertaining to bacteria) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amphitrichous — am·phit·ri·chous …   English syllables

  • amphitrichous — (ˈ)am|fi.trəkəs adjective Etymology: amphi + trichous : having flagella at both ends …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphitrichate, amphitrichous — Having a flagellum or flagella at both extremities of a microbial cell; denoting certain microorganisms. [amphi + G. thrix, hair] …   Medical dictionary

  • Flagellum — For the insect anatomical structure, see Antenna (biology). For the flagella of male Solifugae, see Solifugae. Flagella Code TH H1.00.01.1.01032 A flagellum ( …   Wikipedia

  • Bacterial cell structure — Bacteria, despite their apparent simplicity, contain a well developed cell structure which is responsible for many of their unique biological properties. Many structural features are unique to bacteria and are not found among archaea or… …   Wikipedia

  • Bacteria — Taxobox color = lightgrey name = Bacteria fossil range = Archean or earlier Recent image width = 210px image caption = Escherichia coli image is 8 micrometres wide. domain = Bacteria subdivision ranks = Phyla [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • amphitrichate — /am fi tri kit/, adj. (of bacteria) having a single flagellum at each end. Also, amphitrichous. [ < Gk amphi AMPHI + trich (s. of thríx hair) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flagellum — A whiplike locomotory organelle of constant structural arrangement consisting of nine double peripheral microtubules and two single central microtubules; it arises from a deeply staining basal granule, often connected to the nucleus by a fiber,… …   Medical dictionary

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