Kinetosome | definition of kinetosome by Medical dictionary
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an elongated centriolar structure situated at the base of each cilium at the apical margin of a cell.
kinetosome (kə-nĕt′ə-sōm′, -nē′tə-, kī-)
A basal body that is associated especially with ciliated cells.
basal body A structure located at the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella, which is a continuation of the 9 outer-axonemal microtubule doublets, but with the addition of a C tubule to form a centriole-like triplet. Basal bodies may be self-replicating and serve as a nucleating centre for axonemal assembly, which are anchored in the cytoplasm by rootlets.