flame cell


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flame cell

[′flām ‚sel]
(invertebrate zoology)
A hollow cell that contains the terminal branches of excretory vessels in certain flatworms and rotifers and some other invertebrates.
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Remarks: Furcocercaria V shows the typical characteristics of the cercariae of Cotylurus Szidat, 1928 regarding the presence of four penetration gland-cells, colourless eye-spots, 20 flame cells and transverse commissure anterior to ventral sucker, only differ in the arrangement of penetration gland-cells (anterior to ventral sucker) (Niewiadomska, 2002).
However, Cercaria caratinguensis differs from Furcocercaria V in the number of flame cells (14 vs.
Flame cells are classically found in association with immunoglobulin A (IgA) myelomas.