cytostome


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cy·to·stome

(sī'tō-stōm),
The cell "mouth" of certain complex protozoa, usually with a short gullet or cytopharynx leading food into the organism, where it is collected into food vacuoles, then circulated inside the body, eventually to be excreted through the cytopyge.
[cyto- + G. stoma, mouth]

cytostome

/cy·to·stome/ (sīt´ah-stōm) the cell mouth; the aperture through which food enters certain protozoa.

cy·to·stome

(sī'tō-stōm)
The cell "mouth" of certain complex protozoa, usually with a short gullet or cytopharynx leading food into the organism.
[cyto- + G. stoma, mouth]

cytostome

a mouth-like opening present in many unicellular organisms.