Definition of Undulipodium

1. Noun. An intracellular projection of a eukaryotic cell containing a microtubule array, used for locomotion or for propelling fluids. ¹



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Medical Definition of Undulipodium

1. A flexible whiplike intracellular extension of many eukaryotic cells, with a characteristic nine-fold symmetry, an arrangement of nine paired peripheral microtubules and one central pair, often termed 9 + 2 symmetry; it appears to grow out from a basal body (kinetosome) in the cell and is a fundamental component of the eukaryotic cell. Both the cilium and the eukaryotic flagellum (not the bacterial flagellum which lacks the 9 + 2 pattern) are considered undulipodium. Origin: LL. Undulo, to move in waves, fr. L. Unda, wave, + Mod.L. Podium, fr. G. Podion, dim. Of pous, foot (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Undulipodium

undulating
undulating fever
undulating membrane
undulating pulse
undulatingly
undulation
undulationist
undulationists
undulations
undulative
undulator
undulators
undulatory
undulatory theory
undulipodia
undulipodium (current term)
undull
undulled
undulling
undulls
undulose
undulose extinction
undulous
unduly
undumpish
undumpished
undumpishing
unduped
unduplicable
unduplicated

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