cytostome

[ sahy-tuh-stohm ]
/ ˈsaɪ təˌstoʊm /

noun

the mouth of a protozoan.

Nearby words

  1. cytosol,
  2. cytosome,
  3. cytost,
  4. cytostasis,
  5. cytostatic,
  6. cytotaxis,
  7. cytotaxonomy,
  8. cytotechnologist,
  9. cytotechnology,
  10. cytothesis

Origin of cytostome

First recorded in 1885–90; cyto- + -stome

Related formscy·to·sto·mal, adjective

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