peritrichous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having flagella uniformly distributed on the human body surface, as specific micro-organisms.
    • Having a band of cilia round the mouth, as certain protozoans.
    • Of or regarding peritrichs.
    • Having flagella round the body or just around the mouth
    • covered all-around with consistently distributed flagella
  • others:
    • Having a zone of cilia round the human body; of or with respect to the Peritricha. See cut-under Vorticella.

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