Definition of Trichocysts

1. Noun. (plural of trichocyst) ¹



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Definition of Trichocysts

1. trichocyst [n] - See also: trichocyst

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trichocysts

trichlorphons
trichlors
tricho-
trichobezoar
trichobezoars
trichoblast
trichoblasts
trichobothria
trichobothrium
trichobranchia
trichobranchiae
trichochrome
trichoclasia
trichocryptosis
trichocyst
trichocysts (current term)
trichoderma
trichodermin
trichodermin esterase
trichodesmium
trichodiene synthetase
trichodiscoma
trichodynia
trichoepithelioma
trichoepitheliomas
trichoesthesia
trichofolliculoma
trichogen
trichogenous

Literary usage of Trichocysts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... four spherical lateral sinuses; numerous trichocysts enclosed in the cortex of the anterior half of the body, none in the posterior one. Length 1-250". ..."

2. An Introduction to General Biology by William Thompson Sedgwick, Edmund Beecher Wilson (1899)
"... numerous peculiar rod-like bodies (trichocysts) from which long threads may be thrown out. Their function is probably that of offence and protection. ..."

3. Behavior of the Lower Organisms by Herbert Spencer Jennings (1906)
"A discharge of trichocysts is produced by many different agents. ... After discharge of the trichocysts the animal appears to be surrounded by a zone of ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"These rods are known as the trichocysts. They form a tolerably uniform layer immediately below the whole surface of the cell- body, and are disposed with ..."

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