peritrichous

[ puh-ri-tri-kuhs ]
/ pəˈrɪ trɪ kəs /

adjective

(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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Origin of peritrichous

1875–80; peri- + -trichous<Greek -trichos -haired; see -tricha, -ous
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Medical definitions for peritrichous

peritrichous
[ pə-rĭtrĭ-kəs ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or having cilia or other appendicular organs projecting from the periphery of a cell.
Peritrichal.
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