Haptonema definition

In haptophytes, a peg-like organelle attached near the flagella and unique to the group. May function in attachment, feeding, or avoidance responses.
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Noun

Singular:
haptonema
Plural:
haptonemas, haptonemata

Origin of haptonema

  • From ἅπτω (hapto, “touch or fasten”) + νῆμα (nema, “thread”)

    From Wiktionary