cytostome

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Ciliophoran showing cytostome (7)

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cyto- +‎ -stome

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cytostome ‎(plural cytostomes)

  1. (microbiology) A cellular organelle found only in certain protozoa; it is specialized for phagocytosis, and usually has the form of a microtubule-supported funnel or groove.

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