Definition of trichocyst in English:

trichocyst

Line breaks: tricho|cyst
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪkə(ʊ)sɪst
 
, ˈtrʌɪ-/

noun

Biology
Any of numerous minute rod-like structures, each containing a protrusible filament, found near the surface of ciliates and dinoflagellates.
More example sentences
  • These structures do not correspond to trichocysts seen in phase micrographs (data not shown) but connect both horizontally and vertically to other vesicular-like signals.
  • Discharged trichocysts remain clustered around the cell surface and can easily be visualized under dark-field light microscopy with a x10 objective.
  • After biogenesis, trichocysts migrate to the plasma membrane and are anchored to predetermined sites.

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