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solenocyte

[suh-lee-nuh-sahyt, -len-uh-] /səˈli nəˌsaɪt, -ˈlɛn ə-/
noun, Zoology.
1.
a type of long, narrow, flagellated cell that functions in excretion of nitrogenous wastes and occurs in a variety of organisms, including certain annelids and mollusks.
Origin of solenocyte
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel + -o- + -cyte
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solenocytic
[suh-lee-nuh-sit-ik, -len-uh-] /səˌli nəˈsɪt ɪk, -ˌlɛn ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • They appear distinctly to belong to the category of flame-cells, and resemble solenocytes more than anything else.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell

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