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[puh-ri-tri-kit, -keyt] /pəˈrɪ trɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/

(of bacteria) having flagella on the entire surface.


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  • Peritrichal

    peritrichal pe·rit·ri·chal (pə-rĭt’rĭ-kəl) or pe·rit·ri·chate (-kāt’) adj. Having flagella uniformly distributed over the surface. Used of bacteria.

  • Peritrichous

    [puh-ri-tri-kuh s] /pəˈrɪ trɪ kəs/ adjective 1. (of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface. 2. (of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth. peritrichous pe·rit·ri·chous (pə-rĭt’rĭ-kəs) adj.

  • Peritubular contractile cell

    peritubular contractile cell per·i·tu·bu·lar contractile cell (pěr’ĭ-tōō’byə-lər, -tyōō’-) n. Any of various flattened cells that surround seminiferous tubules. Also called myoid cell.

  • Periureteritis

    periureteritis per·i·u·re·ter·i·tis (pěr’ē-yu-rē’tə-rī’tĭs, -yur’ĭ-tə-) n. Inflammation of the tissues surrounding a ureter.

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