peritrichous


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

peritrichous

 [pĕ-rit´rĭ-kus]
1. having flagella around the entire surface; said of bacteria.
2. of flagella, occurring around the entire surface of a bacterial cell.
3. having flagella around the cytostome only; said of ciliophora.

pe·rit·ri·chous

(pe-rit'ri-kŭs),
1. Relating to cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.
2. Having flagella uniformly distributed over a cell; used especially with reference to bacteria. Synonym(s): peritrichal, peritrichate, peritrichic
[peri- + G. thrix, hair]

peritrichous

/pe·rit·ri·chous/ (pĕ-rit´rĭ-kus)
1. having flagella around the entire surface; said of bacteria; sometimes used to describe the flagella themselves.
2. having flagella around the cytostome only; said of Ciliophora.

peritrichous

(pə-rĭt′rĭ-kəs)
adj.
1. Having flagella uniformly distributed over the body surface, as certain bacteria.
2. Having a band of cilia around the mouth, as certain protozoans.

pe·rit′ri·chous·ly adv.

pe·rit·ri·chous

(pĕ-rit'ri-kŭs)
1. Relating to cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.
2. Having flagella uniformly distributed over a cell; used especially with reference to bacteria.
Synonym(s): peritrichal, peritrichate, peritrichic.
[peri- + G. thrix, hair]

peritrichous

1. having flagella around the entire surface; said of bacteria.
2. having flagella around the cytostome only; said of Ciliophora.