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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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