choanocyte definition

  • noun:
    • among a layer of flagellated cells coating your body hole of a sponge and characterized by a collar of cytoplasm surrounding the flagellum. Also called collar mobile.
    • any of the cells in sponges that contain a flagellum, and generally are regularly manage the motion of water
    • the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around foot of the flagellum; they maintain a flow of liquid through body.
    • one of several collared and flagellated monadiform cells of sponges: so-called from their great resemblance to choanoflagellate infusorians. Such cells form layers coating the flagellated endodermal chambers of sponges.
    • the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm all over flagellum; they preserve a flow of liquid through human anatomy

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