Choanocyte meaning

kō-ănə-sīt
One of a layer of flagellated cells lining the body cavity of a sponge and characterized by a collar of cytoplasm surrounding the flagellum.
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One of a layer of flagellated cells lining the body cavity of a sponge and characterized by a collar of cytoplasm surrounding the flagellum.
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Any of the cells in sponges that contain a flagellum, and are used to control the movement of water.
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Origin of choanocyte

  • Greek khoanē funnel (from khein to pour gheu- in Indo-European roots) –cyte

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition