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]
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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.
[cyto- + G. stoma, mouth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cytostome

a mouth-like opening present in many unicellular organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Blepharisma involved in IGP increase in cell size and develop an enlarged cytostome, resulting in a distinctive macrostome morph (Giese 1973).