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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Kluyvera organisms are Gram-negative, motile bacilli with peritrichous flagella that have a biochemica[ profile similar to that of other Enterobacteriaceae.
parasanguis has been localized to the tip of peritrichous surface fimbria on these bacteria (58).