adoral zone of membranelles

an area of serially arranged membranelles (three or more) along the left side of the oral area, typically in a buccal cavity or peristome, in ciliate protozoa.

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  • Membranelle — Membranelles (also membranellae) are structures found around the mouth, or cytostome, in ciliate protists. They are typically arranged in series, to form an adoral zone of membranelles, or AZM, on the left side of the buccal cavity (peristome).… …   Wikipedia

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  • Heterotrich — Taxobox name = Heterotrichs image width = 200px image caption = Stentor roeseli domain = Eukaryota regnum = Chromalveolata superphylum = Alveolata phylum = Ciliophora classis = Heterotrichea classis authority = Stein 1859 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • spirotrich — noun Any of a large and distinctive group of ciliate protozoa, typically with prominent oral cilia in the form of a series of polykinetids, called the adoral zone of membranelles, beginning anterior to the oral cavity and running down to the left …   Wiktionary

  • peristome — A groove leading from the cytostome in ciliates and certain other forms of protozoa. SYN: peristoma. [peri + G. stoma, mouth] * * * peri·stome per ə .stōm n the area surrounding the mouth or cytostome of a protozoan peri·sto·mi·al .per ə stō mē… …   Medical dictionary

  • Climacostomum — sp. Scientific classification Domain: Eukaryota Ki …   Wikipedia

  • spirotricha — spīˈrä.trə̇kə noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from spir + tricha : a large order consisting of euciliate protozoans with well developed peristome and adoral zone of membranelles and general body cilia that are uniform or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Entodiniomorphida — En·to·di·nio·mor·phi·da (en″to di″ne o morґfĭ də) [ento + Gr. dinos a whirling + morphē form] an order of ciliate protozoa (subclass Vestibuliferia, class Kinetofragminophorea) found as commensals in mammalian… …   Medical dictionary

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