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peritrichous

[ puh-ri-tri-kuhs ]
/ pəˈrɪ trɪ kəs /
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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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