flame cell
noun Date: 1888 a hollow cell that has a tuft of vibratile cilia and is part of some lower invertebrate excretory systems (as of a platyhelminthic worm)

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  • 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

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