flame cells
Specialized excretory cells found in Platyhelminthes (flatworms). The basal nucleated cell body has a distal cylindrical extension that surrounds an extracellular cavity lined by cilia. Mode of action unclear.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • flame cell — Zool. one of the hollow cells terminating the branches of the excretory tubules of certain invertebrates, having a tuft of continuously moving cilia. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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