or am·phit·ri·chous

[ am-fi-tri-kit ]
/ æmˈfɪ trɪ kɪt /

adjective (of bacteria)

having a single flagellum at each end.

Origin of amphitrichate

< Greek amphi- amphi- + trich- (stem of thríx hair) + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for amphitrichate

[ ăm-fĭtrĭ-kāt′, -kĭt ]


Of, relating to, or characteristic of a microorganism that has a flagellum or flagella at each end.
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