from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having flagella uniformly distributed over the body surface, as certain bacteria.
- adj. Having a band of cilia around the mouth, as certain protozoans.
- adj. Of or relating to peritrichs.
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- adj. Having flagella around the body or around the mouth
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a zone of cilia around the body; of or pertaining to the Peritricha. See cut under Vorticella.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered all over with uniformly distributed flagella
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For instance, _B. megatherium_ and _B. subtilis_ pass in a few hours after commencement of growth from a motile stage with peritrichous cilia, into one of filamentous growth preceded by casting of the cilia.
Diagnostic characters: Attached or unattached forma of peritrichous ciliates in which the adoral zone seen from above forms a right-wound spiral.
Strain 3841 has 1-3 plain subpolar flagella while strain VF39SM exhibits 4-7 plain peritrichous flagella.
Tell the pot peritrichous for added ten minutes, then add the two remaining tablespoons of oil and strike.
(lophotrichous); _Bactridium_ (Fischer), motile, with cilia all over the surface (peritrichous).