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Related to blepharoplast: rhizoplast
an elongated centriolar structure situated at the base of each cilium at the apical margin of a cell.
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A basal body that is associated especially with a flagellated cell.
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Basal body, kinetosome.
Any of the fine, dark, occasionally argentophilic dots seen in the cytoplasm of normal ependymal cells; they are positive with PTAH, iron haematoxylin and glial stains, and correspond to the basal bodies of the cilia. When ependymal cells are displaced from the ventricles, blepharoplasts aggregate around the nucleus.
An organelle of Protozoa and Algae, which derives from the centriole and gives rise to flagella.
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blepharoplasta structure of unknown function which occurs at the base of the flagellum in some Protozoa.
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