membranelle


Also found in: Wikipedia.

mem·bra·nelle

(mem-bră-nel'),
A minute membrane formed of fused cilia, found in certain ciliate protozoa.

membranelle

(mĕm″bră-nĕl′)
A thin membrane composed of fused cilia and present in the buccal area of some ciliated protozoa.

membranelle

a structure formed by the fusion of cilia to form undulating clumps, which occurs in some CILIATES and ROTIFERS.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
They have eight ciliated membranous structures including four oral one undulating and three adoral membranelles. Macronuclei of all the members of genus Tetrahymena are transcriptionally active (Simon et al.

Full browser ?