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  • holotrichous — Possessing cilia over the entire surface. [holo + G. thrix, hair] * * * ho·lot·ri·chous (ho lotґrĭ kəs) [holo + trich + ous] covered uniformly with cilia …   Medical dictionary

  • holotrichous — ho·lot·ri·chous …   English syllables

  • holotrichous — adjective see holotricha …   Useful english dictionary

  • holotrichous isorhiza — (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A nematocyst with tubes spiney throughout; see atrichous isorhiza, basitrichous isorhiza …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Holotrich — Holotrichs are ciliate protozoa that have relatively uniform cilia over their body, and lack or only have a few prominent oral membranelles. Most of the major lines of ciliates are holotrichous. They do not form a natural group, so the term is… …   Wikipedia

  • atrichous isorhiza — (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A small nematocyst with a smooth tubule; see holotrichous isorhiza, basitrichous isorhiza …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • glutinants — n. pl. [L. gluten, glue] (CNIDARIA) A type of nematocyst; the holotrichous and atrichous isorhizas …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • isorhiza — n. [Gr. isos, equal; rhiza, root] (CNIDARIA) A form of nematocyst in which the tube is open and the same diameter along the tube, responding to mechanical stimuli, and is used in anchoring the animal when it walks on its tentacles; see atrichous… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • meritrichy — adj. [Gr. meros, part; trichos, hair] (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Acari, chaetotaxy characterized by a reduction in number and size of setae from the holotrichous form …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nematocyte — (= cnidoblast) Stinging cells found in Hydra, used for capturing prey and for defence. There are four major types, containing different sorts of nematocysts: stenoteles (60%), desmonemes, holotrichous isorhizas, and atrichous isorhizas. They… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • paramecium — /par euh mee shee euhm, sheuhm, see euhm/, n., pl. paramecia / shee euh, see euh/. any ciliated freshwater protozoan of the genus Paramecium, having an oval body and a long, deep oral groove. [1745 55; < NL < Gk paramék(es) oblong, oval + NL ium… …   Universalium

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