cytopharynx


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cytopharynx

[¦sīd·ō′far·iŋks]
(invertebrate zoology)
A channel connecting the surface with the protoplasm in certain protozoans; functions as a gullet in ciliates.
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The cytostome was observed at the anterior part of the non-ciliary zone and led to a conspicuous cytopharynx (Fig.
The cytostome occurred at the anterior part of the naked zone and led to a conspicuous cytopharynx (Fig.