solenocyte

[ suh-lee-nuh-sahyt, -len-uh- ]
/ səˈli nəˌsaɪt, -ˈlɛn ə- /

noun Zoology.

a type of long, narrow, flagellated cell that functions in excretion of nitrogenous wastes and occurs in a variety of organisms, including certain annelids and mollusks.

Origin of solenocyte

1900–05; < Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel + -o- + -cyte

OTHER WORDS FROM solenocyte

so·le·no·cyt·ic [suh-lee-nuh-sit-ik, -len-uh-] /səˌli nəˈsɪt ɪk, -ˌlɛn ə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for solenocytes

  • They appear distinctly to belong to the category of flame-cells, and resemble solenocytes more than anything else.

    The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell