[ puh-ri-tri-kuhs ]
/ pəˈrɪ trɪ kəs /
(of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface.
(of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth.
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Sporogenous rodlets, drumstick-shaped:—Plectridium (Fischer), motile (peritrichous).
Medical definitions for peritrichous
[ pə-rĭt′rĭ-kəs ]
Of, relating to, or having cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.
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