peritrichous
adjective Etymology: peri- + Greek trich-, thrix hair Date: 1877 1. having flagella uniformly distributed over the body <
peritrichous bacteria
>
2. having a spiral line of modified cilia around the oral disk <
peritrichous protozoa
>
peritrichously adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • peritrichous — [pə ri′tri kəs] adj. [ PERI + TRICH(O) + OUS] 1. having flagella evenly distributed over the entire surface of the cell: said of bacteria 2. Zool. having a row of cilia around the mouth: said of protozoans peritrichously adv …   English World dictionary

  • peritrichous — 1. Relating to cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell. 2. Having flagella uniformly distributed over a cell; used especially with reference to bacteria. SYN: peritrichal, peritrichate, peritrichic. [peri + G.… …   Medical dictionary

  • peritrichous — (pē rit rī kus) A cell with flagella evenly distributed over its surface …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • peritrichous — /peuh ri tri keuhs/, adj. 1. (of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface. 2. (of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth. [1875 80; PERI + trichous < Gk trichos haired; see TRICHA,… …   Universalium

  • peritrichous — adjective Having flagella around the body or around the mouth …   Wiktionary

  • peritrichous — pe·rit·ri·chous …   English syllables

  • peritrichous — adj. describing bacteria in which the flagella cover the entire cell surface …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • peritrichous — pe•rit•ri•chous [[t]pəˈrɪ trɪ kəs[/t]] adj. 1) mcr (of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface 2) mcr (of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth • Etymology: 1875–80; peri + trichous… …   From formal English to slang

  • peritrichous — adjective covered all over with uniformly distributed flagella • Similar to: ↑covered • Topics: ↑bacteria, ↑bacterium * * * /peuh ri tri keuhs/, adj. 1. (of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface. 2. (of certain …   Useful english 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

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