peritrichous


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peritrichous

[pə′ri·trə·kəs]
(invertebrate zoology)
Of certain protozoans, having spirally arranged cilia around the oral disk.
(microbiology)
Of bacteria, having a uniform distribution of flagella on the body surface.
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The presence of peritrichous colonial ciliates identified as Epistylis and Vorticella spp., and suctorians identified as Acineta and Tokophrya spp., occurring as ectocommensals or epibionts was confirmed.
Bacteria may have a single flagellum at one end (monotrichous), more than one flagellum at one end (lophotrichous), or flagella all over the cell (peritrichous) (Figure 6-9).
parasanguis has been localized to the tip of peritrichous surface fimbria on these bacteria (58).