amphitrichate

or am·phit·ri·chous

[ am-fi-tri-kit ]
/ æmˈfɪ trɪ kɪt /

adjective (of bacteria)

having a single flagellum at each end.

Nearby words

  1. amphithemis,
  2. amphithuron,
  3. amphithyra,
  4. amphithyron,
  5. amphitricha,
  6. amphitrite,
  7. amphitropous,
  8. amphitruo,
  9. amphitryon,
  10. amphitryon 38

Origin of amphitrichate

< Greek amphi- amphi- + trich- (stem of thríx hair) + -ate1

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Medicine definitions for amphitrichate

amphitrichate

[ ăm-fĭtrĭ-kāt′, -kĭt ]

adj.

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

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