/ (pəˈrɪtrɪkə) /
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pl n singular peritrich (ˈpɛrɪˌtrɪk)
ciliate protozoans, of the order Peritrichida, in which the cilia are restricted to a spiral around the mouth
bacteria having the entire cell surface covered with flagella
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Derived forms of peritrichaperitrichous, adjective
Word Origin for peritricha
C19: from New Latin, from peri- + Greek thrix hair
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