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- n. A contractile structure found in some eukaryotic single-celled organisms, particularly Vorticella, consisting of a series of protein filaments that shorten rapidly on exposure to calcium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as myonema.
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A contractile fiber known as a myoneme is contained within the stalk, causing it to coil up like a spring when it is stimulated or disturbed. are filter feeders that consume microscopic particles from surrounding water, though a few species are predatory.
The stalk contains a contractile fibril called a myoneme that causes it to coil like a spring when stimulated.