euglenoid movement

euglenoid movement
noun Date: 1940 writhing usually nonprogressive protoplasmic movement of plastic-bodied euglenoid flagellates

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  • euglenoid movement — n writhing usu. nonprogressive protoplasmic movement of plastic bodied euglenoid flagellates * * * a wormlike writhing movement, usually nonprogressive, resulting from local expansion and contraction of the body, seen in flagellates with thin… …   Medical dictionary

  • euglenoid movement — [yo͞o glē′noid΄] n. the expansion and contraction of the cell body of various flagellates * * * …   Universalium

  • euglenoid movement — [yo͞o glē′noid΄] n. the expansion and contraction of the cell body of various flagellates …   English World dictionary

  • euglenoid movement — noun : writhing usually nonprogressive protoplasmic movement characteristic of plastic bodied euglenoids but known to occur in other groups (as certain sporozoans) called also metabolic movement …   Useful english dictionary

  • euglenoid — eu·gle·noid yü glē .nȯid, yü glə n any flagellate of the order Euglenida euglenoid adj * * * eu·gle·noid (u gleґnoid) pertaining to the order Euglenida; see also under movement …   Medical dictionary

  • euglenoid — eu•gle•noid [[t]yuˈgli nɔɪd[/t]] also eu•gle•nid [[t] nɪd[/t]] adj. 1) mcr of, pertaining to, or resembling euglenas 2) pertaining to or designating the wormlike movement, produced by wavelike contractions, characteristic of euglenas 3) mcr a… …   From formal English to slang

  • metabolic movement — noun : euglenoid movement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euglenida — Eu·gle·ni·da yü glē nəd ə n pl an order of protozoans of the subphylum Mastigophora comprising extremely varied flagellates that are typically green or colorless stigma bearing solitary organisms with one or two flagella emerging anteriorly from… …   Medical dictionary

  • protist — protistan /proh tis teuhn/, adj., n. protistic, adj. /proh tist/, n. any of various one celled organisms, classified in the kingdom Protista, that are either free living or aggregated into simple colonies and that have diverse reproductive and… …   Universalium

  • Magnetotactic bacteria — (or MTB) are a polyphyletic group of bacteria discovered by Richard P. Blakemore in 1975, that orient along the magnetic field lines of Earth s magnetic field. To perform this task, these bacteria have organelles called magnetosomes that contain… …   Wikipedia

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