trichocystic

trichocystic
trich·o·cys·tic

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  • trichocystic — See trichocyst. * * * …   Universalium

  • trichocystic — adjective see trichocyst …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichocyst — trichocystic, adj. /trik euh sist /, n. Zool. an organ of offense and defense embedded in the outer cytoplasm of certain protozoans, consisting of a small elongated sac containing a fine, hairlike filament capable of being ejected. [1850 55;… …   Universalium

  • trichocyst — /ˈtrɪkəsɪst/ (say trikuhsist) noun Zoology an organ of offence and defence embedded in the outer protoplasm of many infusorians, consisting of a small elongated sac containing a fine, hair like filament capable of being ejected. –trichocystic… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • trichocyst — [trik′ə sist΄] n. [ TRICHO + CYST] any of the many tiny, rodlike, stinging and attachment organelles embedded in the ectoplasm of many ciliated protozoans trichocystic [trik′ōsis′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • trich|o|cyst|ic — «TRIHK uh SIHS tihk», adjective. 1. having to do with trichocysts. 2. having the character of trichocysts: »a trichocystic formation …   Useful english dictionary

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