cytostome


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cytostome

[′sīd·ə‚stōm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The mouth-like opening in many unicellular organisms, particularly Ciliophora.
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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).