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      pl n   sing   , peritrich  
1    ciliate protozoans, of the order Peritrichida, in which the cilia are restricted to a spiral around the mouth  
2    bacteria having the entire cell surface covered with cilia  
     (C19: from New Latin, from peri- + Greek thrix hair)  
  peritrichous      adj  
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