Medical Definition of Bacterial flagella

1. Thin filaments composed of flagellin sub units that are rotated by the basal motor assembly and act as propellors. If rotating anticlockwise (as viewed from the flagellar tip) the bacterium moves in a straight path, if clockwise the bacterium tumbles. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacterial Flagella

bacterial
bacterial adhesion
bacterial allergy
bacterial antagonism
bacterial capsule
bacterial capsules
bacterial cast
bacterial chemotaxis
bacterial conjunctivitis
bacterial cystitis
bacterial encephalitis
bacterial endarteritis
bacterial endocarditis
bacterial endospore
bacterial flagella (current term)
bacterial flora
bacterial food poisoning
bacterial growth
bacterial infection
bacterial infections
bacterial infections and mycoses
bacterial interference
bacterial meningitides
bacterial meningitis
bacterial outer membrane proteins
bacterial peliosis
bacterial pericarditis
bacterial physiology
bacterial plaque

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